Greening the solar PV value chain
A report on opportunities for resource saving along the value chain in the solar PV sector
In 2010, India launched the renewable energy programme 'Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)', with the objective of deploying 20,000 mega watt (MW) of solar power by 2022. This target was revised to 100,000 MW of which 60,000 MW has to be grid connected and 40,000 MW has to be rooftop solar. This will require supply and use of newer materials to manufacture different solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies while maintaining cost competiveness in the sector. Resource efficiency will be key in achieving these objectives.
This study, produced under the European Union – Resource Efficiency Initiative (EU-REI), presents the opportunities that the PV sector can create for resource savings along the value chain. It was presented at the 13th Sustainability Summit, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) - ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development. The summit was held as part of European Union's Circular Economy Mission (CEM) to India under the EU-REI.
For more on the subject, please find here a presentation delivered at the summit.