International solar alliance to support setting up 1000 GW of solar energy capacity
The International Solar Alliance has announced a target to support setting up 1000GW of solar energy capacity by 2030 across its member countries.
“The 1000 GW target has been set by the ISA. It will be met through projects that ISA will support under its various work programmes. This target does not take into account renewable energy targets or projects that countries are pursuing on their own as part of their national efforts,” said Anand Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.
This initiative by India to harness the untapped resource of sunshine-rich countries between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn was backed by the France, and was launched at the Paris climate talks in 2015. Sixteen countries have ratified the framework agreement of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) and it will come into force on December 6, when it will recognized as a UN treaty body. The ISA is focused on identifying solutions that are locally appropriate and for difficult conditions, while remaining affordable.