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India and Uzbekistan to cooperate in the field of Solar Energy

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  • Published
    21st Jan, 2021

Context

Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) is approved between India and Uzbekistan for cooperation in the field of Solar Energy.

Key takeaways from the Agreement

  • The main area of work under is to identify research/demonstration/pilot projects between the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, India and the International Solar Energy Institute (ISEI), Uzbekistan in the following mutually identified areas: 
    • Solar Photovoltaic
    • Storage Technologies
    • Transfer of Technology
  • Based on mutual agreement, both parties would work for implementation and deployment of pilot project in International Solar Alliance (ISA) member countries.

Significance of MoU

  • In fulfilling the Paris Agreement Climate Targets
  • Bringing international Collaboration
  • Better technology transfer
  • Leadership in ISA will be supported

International Solar Alliance (ISA)

  • The International Solar Alliance was launched jointly by the Indian Prime Minister and the French President during the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, in Paris.
  • Currently, India is the president of the alliance.
  • At present, 89 countries have signed the framework agreement of the ISA.

Aim of ISA:

  • It aims to contribute to the implementation of the Paris Climate Agreement through rapid and massive deployment of solar energy.
  • The ISA aims to bring together countries to provide a collective response to the main common obstacles to the massive deployment of solar energy in terms of technology, finance and capacity.

Objective of ISA:

  • To mobilise member countries
  • Seek commitments from international organisations and mobilise private sector
  • To support rural and decentralised applications
  • Access to affordable finance
  • Island and village solar mini grids
  • Rooftop installations
  • and solar e-mobility technologies