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

Global Solar Council Releases Inaugural Quarterly Report, 15 January 2017

"The Global Solar Council Quarterly Report is an important education tool and will quickly become essential reading on solar energy policy, markets and technology" said Bruce Douglas, Chairman and Chief Operating Officer of SolarPower Europe. Continue reading

Global Solar Council Launches Technology & Innovation Forum at Eilat-Eilot Renewable and Clean Energy Conference

The Global Solar Council launched the GSC Technology & Innovation Forum at the Eilat-Eilot Renewable and Clean Energy Conference in Dan Eilat, Israel.   Continue reading

Global Solar Council Launches Global Seminar Series at SPI "Growing the Global Solar Supply Chain"

"Over the past nine months, we have quickly established the Global Solar Council as the leading solar industry voice on international issues" said John Smirnow, Secretary-General. "And now, having built institutional capacity, it's time to hear directly from our members through the launch of the GSC Global Seminar Series." Continue reading

Global Solar Council Launches Corporate Leadership Forum at InterSolar Europe

"The Launch of the Global Solar Council Leadership Forum at InterSolar Europe is another important milestone for the industry" said John Smirnow, Secretary-General.  Continue reading