After ‘Green Revolution’, ‘White Revolution’ and ‘Mobile Revolution’, India is on the brink of a ‘Solar Revolution’. Solar power generation in our country has already crossed 19,000 megawatts (MW) and we are marching ahead for an additional 10,000 MW by 2017 – total of 100,000 MW by 2022. This ambitious target has been set by none other than our PM Modi. During his tenure as CM of Gujarat, Modi ji brought solar companies to build 900MW of solar plants across the state in just two years! Now that he is spearheading the entire country, we can surely expect solar to grow at an exponential rate.
To pay tribute to Modi’s solar vision for India, a young Indian nationalist has made a video that you must watch! The video shows amazing views of solar installations across India with Modi talking in the background.
The aerial video maker, Shourrya Sachdeva, is a resident of Gurgaon and is on a mission to show India like never before through aerial videography. He has launched a startup ‘India Like Never Before -ILNB’. “Like everyone else, I too am a fan of Modi ji. Looking at what Modi ji has planned for growth of solar sector in India, I can say that the day is not far when India will be leader in green energy generation. I salute you, Mr. PM!”, says Shourrya.
The Modi-effect on Solar in India
When Modi Government came to power, solar energy capacity in India was only 2,400 MW, and the target set by the National Solar Energy Mission (set by Congress) then was 20,000 MW by FY22. But Prime Minister Narendra Modi has increased the target by five times to 100 GW by 2022.
Modi is supported by India’s best power minister so far – Mr. Piyush Goyal. Mr Goyal is the Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy in the Government of India. His ministry has been applauded for electrifying remote villages in India that never had access to electricity before. Piyushi ji’s ministry is working hard to solarize India.
Why Every Indian Should be Proud of Country’s Solar Goals:
No country in the world has set up 100 GW of solar capacity. Not even Germany – the biggest proponent of solar energy – whose capacity is 38 GW.
Nowhere in the world has a country added 15 GW of solar capacity every year.
“It is not an easy task by any means, but we are determined to make it happen,” says Piyush Goyal. We are with you, Sir!