Indian PM calls for innovation in affordable renewable energy

Here is a quick read on how Prime Minister Narendra Modi of India is vying for renewable energy innovation to help improve life in his country. He has called together some of the best minds in renewable energy with hopes of giving every household affordable electricity, creating jobs and improving crop production. 

Here's an excerpt:

Stating that the role of energy in development was very important, he said, "We want to increase speed and at the same time scale new heights of development and one of the sectors is energy."

Drawing from his experience as the Chief Minister of Gujarat when solar panels were installed above water canals to not just generate electricity but also to cut water evaporation by 40 per cent, Mr Modi said solar energy can be used to power irrigation pumps and increase crop productivity through micro irrigation.

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