Cabinet Approves MoU Between India and Uzbekistan for Cooperation in Solar Energy

The Union Cabinet has approved the MoU between India and Uzbekistan for cooperation in the field of Solar Energy.

The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi was apprised of the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Uzbekistan for cooperation in the field of Solar Energy.

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The main area of work under is to identify research/ demonstration/ pilot projects between the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE) India and the International Solar Energy Institute (ISEI), Uzbekistan in the following mutually identified areas:

  • Solar Photovoltaic
  • Storage Technologies
  • Transfer of Technology

Based on mutual agreement, both parties would work for the implementation and deployment of pilot projects in International Solar Alliance (ISA) member countries.

In June 2020, India and Denmark had signed an MoU on Indo-Denmark Energy Cooperation to develop a strong, deep and long-term co-operation between the two countries in the power sector. The agreement was planned to further provide collaboration in areas such as – offshore wind, long term energy planning, forecasting, flexibility in the grid, consolidation of grid codes to integrate and operate efficiently variable generation options, flexibility in the power purchase agreements, incentivise power plant flexibility, variability in renewable energy production, etc.

In April 2019, the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, given its approval for a Cooperation Agreement between the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy of India and the Ministry for Energy, Utilities and Climate of the Kingdom of Denmark on strategic sector cooperation in the field of Renewable Energy with a focus on Offshore Wind Energy.

In January 2020, the Cabinet had approved the MoU between India and France on technical bilateral cooperation in the field of new and renewable energy.

The two countries aimed at establishing the basis for a cooperative institutional relationship to encourage and promote technical bilateral cooperation on new and renewable issues on the basis of mutual benefit, equality and reciprocity. The technical cooperation will cover joint research working groups, pilot projects, capacity building programs, study tour, case studies and the sharing of experience/expertise.

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for