NDB, ISA tie up to promote solar energy

SUNSHINE HQ PM Modi and then French president Francois Hollande at the foundation of the ISA HQ in Gurugram

Signed at the founding conference of the ISA in New Delhi, India by Irena director-general Adnan Amin and ISA interim director-general Upendra Tripathy, the agreement targets helping countries to enshrine policies and regulations based on Irena initiatives such as the Clean Energy Corridors, a scheme aiming to shift developing economies in Africa and Central America from carbon-intensive technologies toward sustainable energy systems.

"Driven by remarkable cost declines, innovative policies and new business models, solar energy has emerged as the fastest growing renewable energy worldwide".

The French President co-chaired the summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Rashtrapati Bhavan that was also attended by the heads of 23 nations and 10 ministerial representatives.

The team members will inspect the works done in promoting solar roof top and solar pump scheme and also, discuss planning and development of activities that would increase the use of solar energy.

A three-page "Delhi Solar Agenda" issued at the end of the conference stated that the ISA reiterated its commitment to the 2030 UN Agenda for Sustainable Development that calls for eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions and for transforming our world in which development and application of technology are climate-sensitive, respect biodiversity and are resilient.

The alliance involves 121 prospective member-countries that fall between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn, and are exposed to the "maximum solar intensity of over 300 days a year", acording to a bureaucrat at the Indian external affairs ministry.

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Also, innovation has to be encouraged so as to provide solutions to different needs.

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"The French Development Agency will allocate additional 700 million euros to its commitment to solar energy by 2022", Macron said.

Without directly mentioning Trump, Macron praised the "solar mamas", a group of women trained as solar engineers, saying that the women had continued their mission to promote solar energy even after "some countries decided just to leave the floor and leave the Paris Agreement". "They made a decision to act and keep acting, and that's why we are here, in order to act very concretely", Macron said.

"We have to ensure that a better and affordable solar technology is easily accessible to everyone", he said.

President Akufo-Addo told the Summit that Ghana was committed and determined to increasing solar energy in the country's energy mix. Regulatory aspects as well as standards have to be framed which will expedite adoption of solar solutions, Modi said, adding that consultancy support has to be development for putting up bankable solar projects in developing countries.

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