Macron and Modi kick-start International Solar Alliance

Macron and Modi kick-start International Solar Alliance

The NDB and the ISA agreed to consider a roadmap for the mobilisation of financing to promote solar energy in countries of common interest and to explore mechanisms for supporting solar energy development.

The country has secured a prominent place in the global 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. "India will begin the solar technology mission to bridge the gap in solar technology".

Addressing the plenary session of the conference at which 23 heads of nations and 10 ministerial representatives were present in New Delhi, Prime Minister Modi said there should be a full ecosystem for availability and development of technology, economic resources, and development of storage technology, mass manufacturing and innovation.

This is in addition to the 13 solar development projects, either finished or being implemented under the Indian line of credit worth $143 million in African countries.

Macron said the summit to revolutionise the use of the clean energy by generating over 1,000 GW of solar power by 2030 was an outcome of the Paris accord even as "some left the floor" but others chose to act and keep acting.

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

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In the past decade, the UAE has intensified its efforts towards deploying solar energy solutions. The country has increased its solar power capacity by about eight times over the past four years. "They didn't wait and they didn't stop because some countries decided just to leave the floor and leave the Paris agreement".

French President Emmanuel Macron has taken a swipe at Donald Trump for withdrawing from the Paris climate agreement.

"They made a decision to act and keep acting, and that's why we are here, in order to act very concretely".

"We have to encourage innovation so that solar solutions can be provided for various needs".

The action plan includes increasing the share of electricity generated from photovoltaic cells in the energy mix, framing of regulations and standards and consultancy support for bankable solar projects. This comes even as India chases the world's largest renewable programme, targeting 175 gigawatts (GW, or 1,000 megawatts) of renewable power by 2022 against its current capacity of around 60 GW.

Macron's 4-day India visit concludes on Monday.

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