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NSEFI: Helping government to achieve national solar target by 2022 and renewable target by 2030 – EQ Mag Pro

NSEFI: Helping government to achieve national solar target by 2022 and renewable target by 2030 – EQ Mag Pro


The solar energy sector in India was never taken up on priority as it remains in the Shadows of more cash-rich conventional energy industries and that has been the case in most countries around the world and especially developing ones.

A couple of decades into the post-independence era India faced significant challenges as a try to cater to its huge population and industrial growth particularly in front of its infrastructure and energy supply and thermal. Established format of energy generation became the most sought after and in some ways norm but today India enters in major League as an emerging economy and the world grows more conscious to climate change and sustainability the story is changing.

An Introduction to National Solar Energy Federation of India

National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) is an umbrella organization of all solar energy stakeholders of India. This apex organization serves in the area of policy advocacy and all cases related to solar energy expansion in India. It consists of leading international, national and regional companies and includes solar developers, manufacturers, EPC contractors, rooftop installers, system integrators, and balance of plant suppliers and manufacturers, small and medium enterprises and works in a complementary manner with the central and state governments for achieving India’s national solar target of 100 GW by 2022 and renewable target of 450 GW by 2030.

Members of NSEFI

A few members of NSEFI are AMPL Cleantech, Axis Energy Group, Enel Green Power India Private Limited, Greenko Energies Private Limited, Radiance Renewables Private Limited, Refex Energy Limited, Renew Power Private Limited, Swelect Energy Systems Limited, Tata Power Solar Systems Ltd, Terraform Global India Pvt. Ltd., Torrent Power Ltd.

Some of the leading NSEFI Members started solar advocacy way back in 2006 when India was at zero Mega Watt, India’s first integrated Energy Policy was formulated. These leading NSEFI members successfully convinced the Government of India to give a very high priority to Solar Energy in India’s overall Energy Basket.

Services of NSEFI

NSEFI provides services in fields such as solar PV, solar thermal, rooftop solar, micro and mini-grids, rural electrification, solar agricultural pumps, encouragement to R & D, capacity building, spreading awareness etc., intending to make solar energy inexpensive for all.

Objective of NSEFI

NSEFI originally advocated the concept of a solar plant on every farm, contributing to the ease of global warming and climate change and helping in achieving decentralized electricity generation. It is heartening to note that the government has accepted this concept in the recent Union Budget.

NSEFI at the global level

NSEFI is a founding member of the Global Solar Council (GSC) which was launched in Paris in December 2015 as a private sector response to global warming and climate change. GSC consists of over 30 countries solar associations in the world and is further growing with the goal of solar growth throughout the world. NSEFI has been playing a leading and active role in GSC.

Anand Gupta Editor - EQ Int'l Media Network