15-member ISA delegation to inspect city's solar energy promotion efforts today

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According to the organisation, out of 60 member countries; 30 have countries have signed and ratified the ISA Framework Agreement up to date.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said advanced and affordable technology is needed to deliver solar energy around the world.

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.

The country has secured a prominent place in the worldwide solar energy industry through developing world-class solar energy projects, including the Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Complex in Dubai, which is the world's largest Concentrated Solar Power project in the world, using the Independent Power Producer model and generating 5000 megawatts when completed in 2030.

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an alliance of more than 121 countries, a lot of them being sunshine countries, which lie either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn.

Following the UAE's participation in the inaugural conference of the International Solar Alliance, ISA, in New Delhi, India, Dr. Thani bin Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment in an op-ed, has affirmed the UAE's consistent efforts to pursue a greener future via varied solar energy projects.

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Modi said there should be a full ecosystem for availability and development of technology, economic resources, development of storage technology, mass manufacturing and innovation.

The ISA's major objectives include global deployment of over 1,000 GW of solar generation capacity and mobilisation of investment of over Dollars 1 trillion into solar energy by 2030.

During the summit, New Delhi also announced 27 solar projects under the Indian government's credit lines in 15 countries, including Bangladesh, Chad, Congo, Ghana, Mali, Rwanda and Sri Lanka.

Under the ISA, 100 centres for excellence would train 10,000 technicians to achieve the target of 1,000 GW of solar energy that needs $1,000 billion, Macron said. "This is what the alliance of 121 countries in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Oceania shall be doing", Macron said Sunday. "Because they decided it was good for them, their children and grandchildren and they made a decision to act and keep acting", he added.

"With the U.S. withdrawing from the Paris Agreement, there is a seat open at the head table of climate leadership and India is very well poised to take that seat".

He called for concessional financing at lower risk for solar projects and said regulatory aspects and standards should be developed to find solutions fast.

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