India urges african countries to join International Solar Alliance

While addressing the 11th CII-Exim bank conclave on India – Africa partnership, Indian Power Minister Piyush Goyal tried convincing african nations to join International Solar Alliance to promote solar energy.

“African countries would benefit immensely by joining the ISA that is headquartered in New Delhi,” said the Chartered Accountant Power Minister.

He suggested that both countries should deepen partnerships for development of micro grids and off grids as part of efforts for realisation of UN’s Sustainability Development Goals (SDGs) well before year 2030.

Africa has a large solar potential and India could play a key role in creating solar energy development capacity across the vast Sahara desert where land can not be used for agriculture and urbanisation.

urvashi khatri

urvashi khatri

Urvashi works as Sr. analyst (solar) in Sunrator technologies.