India and Uzbekistan to cooperate in the field of Solar Energy
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21st Jan, 2021
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