The IRENA’s Net Zero Roadmap states that achieving net zero emissions from the energy sector by 2050 rests on the world’s ability to triple renewable energy capacity by 2030.

India has been implementing the PLI scheme for High Efficiency Solar PV Modules to reduce the impact of global supply chain shocks. However, the concentration of manufacturing of RE components, processing of associated materials and reserves of these materials in a few countries, pose potential challenges concerning secure supply chains which came to the fore during the situations like COVID-19 pandemic and disruptions due to geopolitical reasons.

The world must get together to solve the problems of lack of diversification of RE component manufacturing capacity and must ensure uninterrupted and affordable supply chains of key RE technologies and associated critical minerals like Lithium, platinum grade materials, etc.

This panel discussion will focus on:

  • Current cell and module manufacturing scenario and the opportunities for diversification of supply chain
  • India’s role as a pivotal node in the evolving RE landscape
  • Leveraging existing bilateral and multilateral partnerships, and creating new avenues to scale up the supply and processing of critical minerals like lithium, platinum grade materials, etc.
  • Advancements in solar PV technology and their future prospects
  • Manufactures’ perspective on battery storage and polysilicon manufacturing
  • Challenges concerning concentration of manufacturing/ processing facilities of RE components in a few countries


  • Gauri Singh, DDG, IRENA
  • Cora Dickson, Senior International Trade Specialist, International Trade Administration, US Department of Commerce
  • Hitesh Doshi, Chairman and Managing Director, Waaree Energies
  • Girish Tanti, Vice Chairman, Suzlon Group
  • Madhav Pai, CEO, WRI India

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