International Solar Alliance May Extend Its Membership To Expand Scope


International Solar Alliance May Extend Its Membership To Expand Scope

The International Solar Alliance(ISA) could extend its membership to countries beyond the inter-tropical zone as a means to expand the scope of harnessing solar energy across the globe.

“Serious consideration is on for expanding the membership of ISA beyond the tropics,” said a senior official, who did not wish to be named.

The alliance, jointly launched in November 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modiand France’s then President Francois Hollande, became a legal entity in December last year. It is an international treaty-based alliance of 121 solarrich countries situated fully or partially between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

Of the member nations, 60 have signed the treaty and about 30 nations have ratified it. Read More…

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