India’s Energy Security lies in Solar and Renewable Power

Since the Modi government took charge, solar power capacity had grown from 2,600 MW to 12,200 MW, producing 20 billion units of electricity. India had also relaxed norms to import more solar equipment in March, for specific solar cells and modules, from China since domestic manufacturers could not keep up with the government’s demand.

China is our biggest supplier of solar cells and modules; and in some cases, the prices are much lower than what is being offered by domestic manufacturers. The demand for Chinese solar equipment continues despite the slump in the global solar market.

Government is also working towards the greater use of electric cars. By 2030, electric cars will be sold and they will be more efficient and cheaper to run.