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Indian Solar Alliance to hold World Solar Technology Summit on September 8

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“The World Solar Technology Summit is an attempt to bring together scientists, engineers and member states to sit down together and think about what the challenges are in realising the dream of making energy affordable and abundant,” Union Minister for Power and Renewable Energy R.K. Singh said at its curtain raiser event held Monday.

BENGALURU: The Indian Solar Alliance which India intitated with France in 2015 will hold the World Solar Technology Summit for the first time on September 8.

“The World Solar Technology Summit is an attempt to bring together scientists, engineers and member states to sit down together and think about what the challenges are in realising the dream of making energy affordable and abundant,” Union Minister for Power and Renewable Energy R.K. Singh said at its curtain event held Monday.

“We (India) are overcoming challenges ourselves. We have had a successful bid for round the clock renewable energy. We had a successful bid for renewable energy to supply power at peak hours,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Ministers from ISA member countries, dignitaries and nobel laureates are expected to participate in the virtual summit.

The International Solar Alliance is an alliance of sunshine rich countries set up by India and France on the sidelines of the Paris meeting on climate change in November 2015.

“It’s only been a year and a half since ISA started working in a full-fledged way. Projects worth 1.4 billion has already been tied up and is at different stages of construction,” Singh said.

Source: Economic Times

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