Addressing the Energy Storage India 2018 meet, organised by India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA), the minister said it is a critical component in global energy strategy.
"We should be the leaders, we should invest in R&D," IESA said in a statement, quoting Prabhu.
The storage process involves capturing of energy produced for using it later through an accumulator or battery. It converts energy into conveniently storable forms.
About 1,000 industry experts, 100 speakers, 50 exhibitors and partners are participating from over 25 countries in the event, IESA said.
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