Germany Looks for Deeper Collaboration on Renewable Energy with India

Highlights :

  • Deputy Ambassador at the German Embassy in India said that collaboration of two countries on RE and sustainable energy may expand when PM Narendra Modi will go to attend G7 in June.
  • A month ago, Germany pledged €10 billion support to India in this decade to help India meet its target of raising its renewable energy generation capacity to 500 GW.

Deputy Ambassador at the German Embassy in India, Stephan Grabherr, has said that Germany wants to strengthen its partnership with India in the segments of green energy and energy transformation. Grabherr inaugurated PV Port at the German Embassy in Delhi. The port employs solar panels on the embassy roof that will help generate green energy for the workers to charge their phones and electric two wheelers. The PV Port has been created by the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).

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The GIZ has also given a presentation on the history of PV Port and technical innovation for ‘plug n play’ solar ‘Make in India’.

Stephan Grabherr said, “This is very flexible; we use it here on embassy grounds for plug-in mobile, scooters and feeding in our grids for any emergency purpose. It is very helpful and robust and everyone can put it on their roof and it is accessible here in the Indian market.”

The Deputy Ambassador added, “We are looking forward to our strong partnership on sustainable and green energy and energy transformation and this is a traditional partnership we have and we want to expand it and also when PM Modi will go to attend G7 in next month we will talk about renewable energy ties and energy sustainability.”

“We need more renewable energy and we have enhanced our efforts towards it. It might be a very small EV port but it is accessible to all,” said Grabherr.

The official also said that good technology already exists in India and big companies have invested highly in renewable energy. In the present scenario, the companies are joining forces to move forward and make this planet better that counts on renewable energy.

A month ago, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz signed a joint declaration in which Germany pledged €10 billion support to India in this decade to help India meet its target of raising its renewable energy generation capacity to 500 GW.

Simultaneously, the two countries signed a joint declaration virtually whereby the two countries intend to form an Indo-German Green Hydrogen Task Force. The aim of the task force is to strengthen mutual cooperation in production, utilisation, storage and distribution of green hydrogen through building enabling frameworks for projects, regulations and standards, trade and joint research and development (R&D) projects.

Note: Featured Picture is the PV Port At Akshardham Temple, also donated by GIZ.

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