NEW DELHI: New Zealand can provide innovative assistance and advanced technologies to India in promoting the growth of renewable energy sector, country’s trade body NZTE said in a statement today.

A delegation of clean-tech and renewable energy companies from New Zealand is coming to participate in the ninth Renewable Energy India Expo in Greater Noida.

The delegation will be led by New Zealand Minister of Justice, Courts, Broadcasting and Communications Amy Adams. He will be accompanied by Mike Allen, Special Envoy for Renewable Energy and Executive Director of Geothermal, New Zealand.

The five-day visit of the minister starts today.

“New Zealand plans to raise its renewable energy generating capability from 80 to 90 per cent by 2025 and could boost India’s fast growing renewable energy sector by providing innovative assistance and advanced technologies.

“This could help Indian government improvise the environment to support sustainable growth,” the statement by New Zealand’s international business development agency said.

The island country is developing technologies that not only harness renewable materials but also reduce emissions and waste, and this can nurture the Indian government’s initiative of ‘Clean India’, it said.

Quoting Adams, it said there are growing opportunities for innovative technology suppliers between the two countries.

“New Zealand is a natural partner for countries looking for innovative assistance and advanced technology to harness and realise renewable energy and clean technology opportunities, and environmental management,” the minister said.

The New Zealand trade delegation includes Astrolab, CarbonScape, Solar Bright, Environmental Management Services, Windflow Technology Ltd and Greenhouse Capital.