Indian Government is lobbying strongly for streamlining of meet of Energy Ministers of total 107 “Countries blessed with abundant sunlight” to create worldwide platform of “SunShine Countries” before Global Climate Talks begin on November 30, 2015 in Paris.
These “SunShine Countries” include developed and developing economies located between Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn including China, Australia and New Zealand.
The conclave will formally kick off the sunshine grouping, christened InSPA (International Agency for solar Policy & Application).
Government of India under its Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has set a target of installing 100 GW (giga watt) Solar Power by year 2022 at an investment of Rs 6 lakh crore. This was a dramatic increase from the 20,000 mw target envisaged in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission launched by the UPA government in 2010.