US keen to explore solar energy options in Punjab

The United States has expressed interest in exploring promotion of solar energy options in Punjab.

Greg O’Connor, Commercial Counselor at the US Embassy in New Delhi said Washington is keen to promote bilateral cooperation in the alternate and renewable energy sector, and added that American firms are ready to set up units in partnership with industries in Punjab and in other parts of India.

He and other US officials visiting Amritsar over the last three days said such cooperation could bring in a change in energy-starved India.

Representatives of American firms were in Punjab this week to learn about the commercial aspects and the opportunities available to them.

Preeta Nair of the US Consulate provided information on the broad functional areas for the promotion and development of solar photovoltaic-based technology and implementation of energy conservation.

Suneet Kochar, district president of the Confederation of Indian Industry , said that the visit by the American delegation should be seen as an an opportunity for Punjab.

He said that till a few years ago, the business environment in Punjab was dismal, and such business opportunities as being provided by the United States, would certainly boost industrial and business confidence in the state.

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