At a two-day online event of the Global Solar Council, which dealt with the acceleration of the use of photovoltaics, the question of overly complicated and time-consuming approval procedures arose again.
July 12, 2021
The head of the Indian solar trade association announced at an online event that the severely delayed tender for production-related solar systems, which he believes will commission 3 GW of annual production capacity for photovoltaic systems and 6 GW of solar project generation, is worth US $ 6 billion. Dollars will have.
Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO of the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI), said at a two-day event organized by the Global Solar Council (GSC) the tender would take place in 2025.
The NSEFI chief also made the astounding claim that developed countries did not pay a dime of what he called a pledge to donate $ 100 million to promote renewable energy in developing countries.
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Referring to past UN climate conferences, Pulipaka said: “Before COP 21 – the Paris Agreement – back to COP 18, developed countries [accepted they] pollute the world and are responsible for more than 75% of global emissions in the last three decades, the equivalent of almost 894 billion tons of carbon dioxide. [They] US $ 100 million pledged to developing countries in 2012-2013. The same commitment was made in Article 9, point 11 of. used again [the] COP 21 Paris Agreement, which reiterates that developed countries will pay 100 million to developed countries. There is an agreement from 2015 and now, in 2021, not even a cent has been made. “
Warming up on the issue, Pulipaka said his country had the lowest price in the world for an energy storage device last year, adding, “India is the only G20 country and the only country of … Paris engagement [of] 30% reduction in emissions. As a developing country, India sets a good example for developed and developing countries on how to meet their obligations. “
The head of the Indian solar trading group spoke at an online event hosted by Washington DC-based GSC, the umbrella organization of the world's national solar organizations. The event, which took place on Thursday and Friday, was organized jointly with SolarPower Europe and the EU investment company Get.Invest.
Alejandro Labanda, Head of Regulation and Studies at the Spanish solar organization Unión Española Fotovoltaica, reiterated the often-heard call to simplify the approval of solar projects and called for a presumption of approval without objection to such systems, which he referred to as ‘positive silence'.
Labanda said that the principle should be applied to grid connection access as well as planning and other permits and also called for full transparency about free grid capacities and access availability for all actors and not just for the electricity suppliers who still have the infrastructure in many countries they apply, together with independent power producers who lack such network data.
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