India has called for enhancing cooperation with the USA in the field of renewable energy by extending it to new areas such as small hydro power, technology transfer and storage of renewable energy. The two countries discussed a range of possibilities for cooperation in the field of renewable energy during the meeting between Minister of New & Renewable Energy, Dr. Farooq Abdullah and Deputy Secretary, Department of Energy, USA, Mr. Daniel B. Poneman in New Delhi today. The Indian side also suggested cooperation in the integration of solar and wind energy, small grid and policy framework for enhancing deployment of renewable energy in energy mix. The two leaders noted that Solar Energy, Wind Energy and Bio-fuels have been identified for cooperation between the two countries under the Indo-US Energy Dialogue.
Dr. Abdullah explained the initiatives and steps taken by India to enhance deployment of renewable energy in the country. In this respect, he made a special mention of the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission which aims at harnessing the vast potential of solar energy in India.