Sumant Sinha has been given the first “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. He was recognized for his work in promoting sustainable development and addressing climate change through renewable energy expansion.
The three-day solar exhibition kicked off today at Helipad Exhibition Center in the Gandhinagar district of Gujarat. On the first day, Indian solar manufacturers Adani Solar, Pixon, Saatvik among others shared with pv magazine their aggressive plans to ramp up production capacities and launch new technologies. We also caught up with inverter player Invergy, which plans to open its manufacturing capacity soon in India.
The three-day renewable energy event, organized from September 15-17, kickstarted today at India Expo Center, Greater Noida, with Covid-19 protocols. To avoid rush and maintain social distancing at the event, attendees have been asked to select from morning and afternoon time slots.
The three-day event will connect the global investment community with Indian renewable energy stakeholders. It is expected to be attended by over 75 international ministerial delegations, over 1000 global industry leaders, and 50,000 delegates.
Faced with raw material and labor shortages, solar manufacturers have stressed the need to find alternative supply chains and to push automation and internet of things applications on the factory floor to keep production running.
The inaugural event will be attended by prime minister Narendra Modi, ministers from all the International Solar Alliance member countries and high-level dignitaries from global R&D institutions.
Given Covid-19 spread, India’s ministry has decided to conduct the third Global Renewable Energy Investors Meet and exposition (3rd RE-Invest)—scheduled from October 15 to 17—on a digital platform. The ministry has sought proposals for an interactive IT platform to facilitate the same.