GSC Chairman Pranav R Mehta meets IRENA Director General Francesco Camera: Discussion on strategies for accelerating solar growth and spread worldwide

GSC Chairman Pranav R Mehta (left) with IRENA Director General Francesco Camera at Abu Dhabi during IRENA Policy Day 27 June, 2019 (Photo courtesy : NSEFI, New Delhi) Continue reading

The Global Solar Council held a Board Meeting on June 5th in Shanghai, China

The Global Solar Council held a Board Meeting on June 5th in Shanghai, China. GSC looking forward to playing an important role at UN Climate Change Meeting in New York in September and at COP25 in Chile this December. Continue reading

GSC Chair-Elect Gianni Chianetta: water sector will absorb 8% of worldwide energy supply in the next 20 years, doubling the current value

Up to 4 percent of worldwide energy supply is used for water production, treatment, end use, reclamation, and disposal, a significant figure that’s expected to double to 8 percent over the coming 20 years, according to the Chair-Elect of the Global Solar Council, GSC. (Photo: Gianni Chianetta, Chair-Elect of Global Solar Council, by WAM - The Emirates News Agency) Continue reading

Pranav Mehta, India’s ‘Solar Man’ and GSC head, talks solar strategies

From a metallurgical engineer to India’s CNG warrior and later, the country’s Solar Man, Pranav Mehta’s story reads like a series of ‘renewable’ steps. In the first of pv magazine India’s new personality interview series, editor Preeti Verma Lal talks to the Global Solar Council’s new head. He discusses what’s on the to-do list and the strategies needed to succeed. "The world will not survive if our dependency on fossil fuels is not curtailed." Image: Courtesy of Subrahmanyam Pulipaka, CEO, National Solar Energy Federation of India Continue reading

Mr. Pranav R. Mehta receives SOLARFUTURE.TODAY Visionary Influencers Award 2019

Abu Dhabi (January 16, 2019) – Mr. Pranav R. Mehta, Chairman of Global Solar Council (GSC) and Chairman of National Solar Energy Federation of India has been awarded the SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY Visionary Influencer Award 2019 in the category of Visionary Disruptor Award. The award was presented to Mr. Mehta during the 3rd Black-Tie Gala Abu Dhabi on the occasion of the 3rd SOLAR FUTURE.TODAY World Annual Forum in Abu Dhabi on January 15. Continue reading

GSC wants 1 trillion mini-grids, 10 million solar jobs

“One trillion mini-grids, one trillion home lighting systems, one trillion solar PV ports, 10 million jobs and energy for all have-nots around the world. This is the primary dream of the Global Solar Council (GSC) and we shall achieve this by 2030,” Pranav R Mehta, who took over as chairman of Global Solar Council today, told pv magazine in an exclusive interview. Continue reading

Global Green Energy Industry Council launched at COP24

Gather Global "Green Forces" to Jointly Address Climate Change   Katowice, 11 December 2018 – The Global Green Energy Industry Council (GGEIC) is launched at COP24, aiming to serve as an information sharing and networking hub of green energy, with a mission to promote and advance the role of green energy industries in the world.   Global Green Energy Industry Council (GGEIC) is initiated and co-founded by the international or regional organizations: Global Solar Council (GSC), Global Energy Storage Alliance (GESA), International Institute for Energy Policy Innovation (IIEPI), European Biomass Industry Association (EUBIA), New Energy Industry Association Asia Pacific (NEIAAP), Asian Photovoltaic Industry Association (APVIA), etc. Supporting organizations include Solar Impulse Foundation (SIF) and national solar or renewable associations from Spain, France, Italy, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Saudi Arabia, Israel, etc. Continue reading

GLOBAL SOLAR COUNCIL SIDE EVENT AT COP24: 15 RECOMMENDATIONS ON HOW SOLAR ENERGY CAN LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE

The Global Solar Council Side Event to COP24 was held yesterday at Polish Pavilion Katowice, 6 December 2018 - Global Solar Council (GSC) took the opportunity of COP24 to organize a side event at the Polish Pavilion in cooperation with the Polish PV Association, Polskie Towarzystwo Fotowoltaiki, present its recommendations and relaunch the leadership of solar energy in protecting the climate, secure energy supply and create wealth, jobs and a new stable economy. According to IRENA, the world’s total installed capacity of renewables up to 2030 is expected to grow by 76% compared to 2014 if the renewable energy targets in NDCs are fully met, which means at least 1.3 TW to be added globally in the years between 2015 and 2030. This involves a total investment to reach the renewable energy targets by 2030 of over USD 1.7 trillion. Continue reading

THE GLOBAL SOLAR COUNCIL SET PRIORITIES FOR ITS COMMITTEES AND A THREE-YEAR PLAN AT SOLAR POWER INTERNATIONAL 2018

Anaheim, California (October 1, 2018): The Board of Global Solar Council (GSC), at a meeting chaired by Pranav R Mehta (National Solar Energy Federation of India – NSEFI) and held at Solar Power International 2018, has assigned priorities to the five working committees, open to all members: Continue reading

Global Solar Council & International Desalination Association to Promote Worldwide Seawater Desalination Technologies Powered by Solar Photovoltaic

The Global Solar Council and the International Desalination Association announce they have signed an agreement to promote desalination technologies powered by solar. Continue reading