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Mercom India Solar Summit 2021

Between 8 and 9 April, the virtual Mercom India Solar Summit by Mercom India took place. It brought together experts, policymakers, and industry leaders to discuss the current state and future of solar energy in India. More than 8000 people participated in this year’s event. The Indo-German Energy Forum (IGEF) was also present with a designated booth.

In a number of high-level sessions, participants discussed a broad range of issues, including the manufacturing of solar modules and cells, supply chains, financing, and future paths for large-scale project development. 

In the session “Solar Modules to Make or Not to Make in India?” Shri Amitesh Kumar Sinha, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) elaborated with distinguished representatives from the private sector on the Indian government’s “Make in India” policy. He pointed out that the MNRE encourages the private sector to participate in the production linked incentives scheme (PLI) which includes support for foreign manufactures in partnership with Indian manufactures. Hon’ble Mr. Sinha also stressed the importance of R&D and MNRE’s willingness to support industry and academia collaboration. You can watch the full session here.

In another session “Solving the Jigsaw Puzzle” investors and developers discussed the challenges involved in financing solar projects, including the barriers and incentives to invest in the India over other markets. Among the distinguished participants, Dr. Martin Lux, Head of Energy at the KfW in Delhi emphasized the enormous potential of India’s huge market for achieving substantial carbon dioxide reductions. He also pointed out that the current regulatory framework could be improved. You can find the full session here.

You can find the complete agenda and all recordings of the sessions here.
 

Booth at Mercom Solar India fair

Booth at Mercom Solar India fair

IGEF booth at Mercom India Solar Summit 2021

Session “Solar Modules to Make or Not to Make in India?” with Shri Amitesh Kumar Sinha, Joint Secretary MNRE

Session “Solving the Jigsaw Puzzle” with Dr. Martin Lux, Head of Energy at the KfW in Delhi

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