Over this weekend, India will host, The International Solar Alliance Summit 2018, the largest congregation of countries committed to the development of solar power. Upendra Tripathy, interim director general, ISA speaks with Shreya Jai about what the alliance and the summit aim to achieve. While he rules out direct funding or projects, he said ISA would pave way for innovation and aggregation in solar sector across the world. Edited excerpts:
What are the key aims of the ISA Summit this year?
The summit celebrates the birth of ISA. It aims to bring together member countries with a strong partnership to mobilise more than $1,000 billion by 2030. Essentially, ISA will generate a global solar market of a trillion dollars.
This apart, ISA Summit will generate political support for the solar roadmaps of member countries in areas of demand aggregation, innovation, standards, quality control, R& D and capacity building. Read More…