Dr Abdullah, the Union Minister of New and Renewable Energy of India demonstrated the commitment of the Ministry of New & Renewable Energy to the concentrated solar thermal power industry by opening the inaugural CSP TODAY INDIA event.
With over 275 people on attendance to the 1st Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Summit India is the fastest growing meeting place for Concentrated Solar Thermal professions.
The event, which is taking place today and tomorrow in New Delhi, has attracted a 40% international delegation interested in the last developments of the New Solar Mission. Global companies in the CSP industry & international institutions were in attendance such as Siemens, AREVA, Alstom, SCHOTT, Abengoa, Acciona, SENER, ACS Cobra, Lauren, Bosch, GE, Solutia, World Bank, International Finance Corporation and many others.
Visionary Indian companies were also present, including CSP developers such as Cargo Infrastructures, Sunborne, Mahindra, Larsen & Toubro, Lanco, Entegra and more were also among the attendees.
In the ceremony of the lighting of the lamp to open the event, Dr Abdullah spoke to the audience of the event about his experience in Spain and how he personally thought that CSP was key to the Indian energy future.
India's ‘New Solar Mission' is the most ambitious solar energy development plan in the world. By 2022 the country aims to be generating 20 GW of energy from sunlight. Going by International Energy Agency forecasts - this will make India the producer of almost three-quarters of the world's total solar energy output.
This plan is a strong indication that the Indian government is committed to solar and that going forward they will have the will and the motivation to continue to support this industry - something that is lacking in many nations.
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