Energy minister, Piyush Goyal mentioned last month at the 15-point action plan that India is on track to soar past a goal to deploy more than 100 gigawatts of solar power by 2022. Goyal said power realities are changing fast and he is looking at a fast uptake in solar despite concerns over base load and storage.

In the past year, nearly 20GW of solar capacity has been approved by the government with a further 14GW through 2016, according to the Union Budget. Capital costs have fallen 60% in the past four years and a report by Deutsche Bank said that solar investment would overtake coal by 2020.

Goyal added that India was now willing to help developing countries in Asia, Africa, and the Pacific to develop clean energy plans free of charge. The Delhi government would supply expertise to underprivileged countries that needed help promising never to charge them for it.

The World Trade Organization recently incurred the anger of the Modi government when it ruled India was illegally supporting domestic over international solar producers.

Goyal mentioned poorer nations were receiving no support from developed governments calling for the easing of trade agreements to allow countries to accelerate green energy deployment.

India should stop following the world and now is destined to lead the world as champion for underdeveloped, clean tech and clean energy.


A report from the OECD club of industrialized nations released last year, said $62 billion was flowing to poorer nations to help them become a more green economy.

Goyal said he hopes to win more support for his global solar alliance as solar becomes the power of the future and now present.

CMMS and Solar

Clean energy holds promise as a true alternative to traditional energy fuels; large-scale production of solar panels and the critical components that make them work require the use of a CMMS.

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A CMMS can provide asset protection, preventive maintenance, and work order applications to track every asset and inventory item as well as labor costs and staff scheduling.

Whether you are looking to deploy a green movement or have a local facility, it is imperative to have a plan in place to track initiatives and assets. Maintenance and management are key aspects in figuring out ways to make products/services better, more efficient than current states, and ways of monitoring their progress.

Below are indicators to consider when choosing the right facility operation to fit your need.

  1. Develop your maintenance plan and schedule process with accurate tracking
  2. Estimate accurate times for checklist to be completed- save on money
  3. Use a CMMS to help achieve 100 percent completion on maintenance work orders
  4. Record work order history of all assets and practices for future training and accuracy
  5. Use a CMMS and EAM to calculate cost accumulation and tracking
  6. Use EAM software to provide accurate and conclusive analysis of your maintenance and repair

There are several ways to manage energy usage, but there are only a few ways it is done correctly. By incorporating the tools above, countries can assess the proper energy storage to insure that their investment is not exceeding what is expected and to evaluate assets for future improvement.