Move Towards Secure Solar Power
In celebration of India’s 63rd anniversary of Independence, The Times of India, Bangalore edition, featured articles from several leading high tech companies on how technology is helping to further advance the country’s freedom.AppliedMaterials' Dr. Madhusudan Atre, President of Applied Materials India contributed a piece titled, Move Towards Secure Solar Power. Below is an excerpt of the article.
India is one of the largest consumers of oil, coal and natural gas but possesses less than 1% of the world’s known oil and natural gas resources. In such a situation, we have to triple our power generation to 400 GW by the year 2030 to maintain the pace of progress that we have set for ourselves. Power generation on this scale means cutting our reliance on imported raw material. It is time, I believe, for a modern-day version of our declaration of independence — freedom from energy dependence.
Over the past few years, we have witnessed governments attempting to move India to a stable and secure future in energy generation and today this promise is starting to crystallize.
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