Washington, Sep 13: Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-week US trip, has visited a research centre in California and interacted with scientists to understand the utility of solar power for India.
Gandhi spent several hours at Sun Power and sought information on its advantages and disadvantages.
"Idea (behind visiting the centre) was to really understand implications (of solar energy) in India," senior Congress leader Sam Pitroda, who accompanied Gandhi, said after his visit to Sun Power's research centre in the Silicon Valley.
After his visit to the solar research centre, 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.
Rahul Gandhi, who is on a two-day visit to the United States, addressed students at the University of California, Berkeley on Tuesday. He spoke on several issues such as Congress' decline, Kashmir conflict, demonetisation, GST and unemployment, among others.