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Bhagwant Khuba visits multiple solar PV sites on 3rd day of German tour

MoS Bhagwant Khuba visited multiple solar PV sites on the last day of the Munich, Germany tour for Intersolar Europe 2022

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New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) Bhagwant Khuba visited multiple solar PV sites on the last day of his Munich, Germany tour for Intersolar Europe 2022.

Khuba, earlier on today, visited the interspace farming Agri-PV site in Althegenber near Munich, Germany. The agri-PV concept promotes dual use of land for agriculture as well as for solar power generation. Elevated solar panel structures provide the required shade to crops in the hot tropical Indian climate. Further bifacial vertical panels can also be used in agro PV.

The Minister observed that this concept addresses both the food security and energy security needs of India in coming years and hence many such projects shall be installed in India. MNRE Secretary Indu Shekhar Chaturvedi was also present. Khuba visited different Solar PV sites with innovative technologies and methods. One of the sites is using the soil screw method where no cement is used for mounting the PV structure, instead, a large screw is drilled into the ground to provide a strong base for the PV. This method reduces the usage of cement and avoids any soil degradation. He desired the Indian renewable energy sector too looks forward to such innovative methods.

Bhagwant Khuba received a hearty welcome and felicitation by the Indian diaspora in Munich. He expressed that it was a pleasure and privilege to interact with Indians on a foreign soil. The Minister interacted with NRIs about how India is prospering under the Prime Minister leadership. Further, he discussed how non-residents can contribute towards the development of the nation. Many bilateral and round table meetings were held during last three days.

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