Saptak Ghosh is a Senior Research Engineer at the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP). He graduated from the Technical University of Delft (M.S., Sustainable Energy Technologies) in 2011 and before that completed his engineering at R.V. College of Engineering, Bangalore (B.E. Electrical Engineering) in 2006. He worked for Infosys Technologies Limited for two years. He has been working at CSTEP for over two years now and his main research interests are solar photovoltaics (PV), design of renewable energy systems, clean energy policy, industrial energy efficiency and waste management infrastructures. At CSTEP, he leads a team which performs policy and technology analyses of solar energy in India and municipal solid waste management.
Proposing a solution for Indo-US ‘solar wars’
28 Feb 2014
India’s national solar programme mandates the use of domestically manufactured components in solar power installations in the country. The US has filed a WTO case against India, alleging that the policy discriminates against US exports. This column proposes a solution that would address the concerns of US as well as create a domestic market for solar products produced in India.
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