India has the potential to be amongst the top three countries globally in the next five years in terms of installed capacity of renewable energy, thereby creating millions of new jobs, reducing poverty and achieving sustained socio-economic development.
Accordingly, enhancing the share of renewable in the overall energy basket of the country is a priority for the government. With solar power at the centre stage, Government has ambitious programme to install 100 GW of solar electricity by 2022. Various initiatives are being taken by the government for creating conducive policy environment for development of Renewable Energy in the country. However, there is a need to undertake innovative and concerted efforts with a view to reducing the cost of finance and cost of technology for speedy deployment of competitive solar power installations in the country.
The stupendous success of the RE-INVEST 2015 has demonstrated the Government’s strong resolve to promote sustainable and climate friendly renewable energy sources particularly Solar Power in India to achieve 24x7 power for its 1.25 billion citizens.
In order to discuss the above and related issues, ASSOCHAM with the support of DIPP, Government of India, under the initiative of ‘Make in India’ is organizing a Summit on “Solar India 2016” to be held on 14th April 2016 in New Delhi. The theme of the Summit is “Implementation Issues & Solutions”.
Manufacturing and Investment
At present renewable sources form about 13% of the total installed capacity of power in India. The Government is currently targeting to increase renewable energy capacities from 35.8 GW as of May 2015 to 175 GW by 2022. This ambitious capacity addition plans call for several changes in policy actions, regulatory measures, technical advancements and suitable investments supports.
Solar has a prime role to play in energy security, helping achieve a clean energy mix in the country. Three main factors – macro drivers, energy market drivers and technology-specific drivers – drive the market attractiveness for solar in India. They determine whether the country has a favourable investment climate. Macro drivers include the economic and political stability of the country and ease of doing business. The country’s energy market is driven by the demand - supply scenario of solar energy, electricity consumption growth, reliance on energy imports and energy mix ratios. The power infrastructure and ability to connect solar energy and availability and cost of finance for solar energy also drive the market. Technology specific drivers include attractiveness of a solar project. The parameters are strength and potential of harnessing solar energy, technology maturity, forecasted growth and strength of the local supply chain. This means the state of local manufacturing of solar technologies in the country.
Strength of local supply chain: One of the prime issues of local manufacturing in solar components is that the entire manufacturing chain is not in India. It is mostly dependent on import of components from other countries. Differential pricing by foreign suppliers has also added to the problem for Indian manufacturers. Addressing this challenge is one of the major areas of concern of the Government. The Government is encouraging backward integration to expand the chain of production in India. The Government encourages procurement of solar energy by giving the domestic manufacturers preferred status. With these initiatives in place, Indian manufacturers of solar technologies are expected to play a bigger role.
Rooftop Solar Installations
- Policy Initiative
- State Initiative
- Implementation issues – Green Energy Commitment
- Net Metering
Solar Power plant /Solar Park
- Role of DISCOMs
- Land Acquisition
- Regulatory issues in solar Power Plant/Solar Park
- Status of Project Implementation in the key States
- Implementation issues
- New Sourcing of Financing of RE Project/Consolidation of Sector
Manufacturing: ‘Make in India’
- Domestic Solar PV – Prospect and Challenges
- Present Scenario entire value chain for Manufacturing of solar sector – Look forward
- Present capacity and addition
- Case Study
- Start Up in Renewable Energy
- Technology transfer for efficiency of solar equipment
Benefits of Attending
- To discuss the issues and solutions concerning the implementation of Government ambitious programme of installing 100GW of Solar Power in the country by 2022.
- Sharing experiences of successful projects the participants will be able to set the benchmark of their performance and develop system of effective project management of solar installation.
- To discuss the support needed from concerned State Governments regarding various issues of projects.
- Know the capability of local manufacturers and suggest improvement.
- Showcase the investment potential in Solar Sector to rest of the world to achieve the target for installation of solar power.
- Provide platform for entrepreneurs, financers, mentors and others stakeholders to engage and collaborate across the world, to share ideas, best practices; develop solutions and partnerships that benefit India.
To discuss issues and challenges faced by stakeholders in implementation of Green Energy commitments during RE-INVEST 2015 so as to facilitate conversion into actual projects on grounds.