Solar Energy for the Billions

Invitation to a seminar:


Date: Wednesday, 17 October 2018, 14:15-16:00
Venue: Kansalaisinfo (Visitor's Centre) of the Finnish Parliament, Arkadiankatu 3, Helsinki

Will our global future be powered by the Sun? What is happening in the field of solar energy in Finland, Europe, India and elsewhere? Can the new and affordable solar technologies coming from India also benefit the world's two billion poorest people?


Opening words by Mr Kimmo Tiilikainen, the Finnish Minister for Environment

Address by Ms Vani Rao, the Ambassador of India to Finland

Ms Satu Hassi, Member of the Finnish Parliament: "The (renewable) energy policies of the European Union"

Professor S.P. GonChaudhuri, Nath Bose Institute for Rural Technologies (NBIRT): "Indian Solar Mission, ISA and InSIC: what is happening in the field of solar energy in India?"

Comments by Dr Sunil Agarwal, Department of Science and Technology, Government of India

Comments by Ms Hanna Sarkkinen (MP), Ms Riitta Myller (MP), Mr Esa Erävalo, Ms Tiina Ahva and Mr Timo Harakka (MP)

General discussion

Free entrance, but pre-registration recommended:

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The International Solar Innovations Council (InSIC):
The Global Affairs Group of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunnan globaaliryhmä)
The Inter-Party Energy Reform Group of the Finnish Parliament (Eduskunnan energiaremonttiryhmä)
The Siemenpuu Foundation: