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Rahul Gandhi visits solar research center in Silicon Valley

Rahul Gandhi spent several hours at Sun Power and sought information on its advantages and disadvantages

world Updated: Sep 13, 2017 11:18 IST
Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi at Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley, California on Monday.
Congress Vice President, Rahul Gandhi at Institute of International Studies at UC Berkeley, California on Monday. (PTI Photo)

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi has visited a research centre in California and interacted with scientists to understand the utility of solar power for India.

Gandhi, 47, spent several hours at Sun Power and sought information on its advantages and disadvantages.

“Idea (behind visiting the center) was to really understand implications (of solar system) in India,” senior Congress leader Sam Pitroda, who accompanied Gandhi, said after his visit to Sun Power’s research center in the Silicon Valley.

After his visit to the solar research center, Gandhi flew to Los Angeles.

He is scheduled to interact with members of the think- tank community and local leaders there.

A day earlier, Gandhi visited the Tesla factory in Fremont in California.

“To me, Rahul Gandhi is not just India’s leader, he is a global leader. Today there is a vacuum of global leadership,” Pitroda said.