Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu today said that Andhra Pradesh achieved a major breakthrough in the solar power sector and he is keen on holding an international conference with major energy storage chain players, who can provide game changing innovative solutions for solar storage. Holding a review meeting on the progress of Amaravati project here, the Chief Minister said that India is blessed with abundant sunshine throughout its varied masses.
However, India has not still recognised the full potential of the solar power.He underlined that there is an urgent need to take up studies in advance solar energy storage technologies, which would ultimately pull down prices of solar power. “If solar energy is available for less than Rs.2, it’s a major breakthrough for India,” Mr Naidu said. India will become a manufacturing hub for the world if we achieve a breakthrough in storage of solar power, he added.The Chief Minister held detailed discussion on advance power storage technologies.
It was suggested that Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, be contacted as he is using solar-DC innovation, to decentralised solar power by 2030 in India and his aim is see that India gets 50 per cent of its peak power from solar. The Chief Minister said that the Energy University in Ananatapur will start operating from this year and the varsity will offer specialised courses in power technologies.UNI DP RJ 2251