Ajay Mathur

ISA Signs Pact With Japan’s JICA, JBIC & NEDO To Develop Solar Energy

The Embassy of Japan in India has announced that a ‘Memorandum of Cooperation’ was signed between the Government of Japan, Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA). According to the official statement, the pact was […]

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ISA Fills The Gaps, With US as 101st Member, Tie-Up With Nordic Countries For Funding

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) has seen hectic activity at Glasgow, during the COP 26 summit. The latest announcements from the largest multilateral organisation in recent years is the induction of the United States as a member country, the 101st to do so. John Kerry U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate announced at the UNFCCC […]

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ISA & Elsevier Launch New Solar Journal at COP26 Climate Conference

The International Solar Alliance (ISA), an inter-governmental treaty-based international organisation and Elsevier, a Netherlands-based publishing company specialising in scientific, technical, and medical content, have announced the launch of a new journal, Solar Compass. Solar Compass will be an open access journal, providing readers around the world with freely accessible articles. All its articles will be peer-reviewed […]

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India, UK unveil 1st global initiative for interconnected solar grids at COP26

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson jointly launched a new flagship international initiative yesterday, at the COP26 World Leaders Summit, backed by over 80 countries, to dramatically accelerate the global transition to clean powered world. The International Solar Alliance (ISA), India Presidency of the ISA, and the UK COP Presidency […]

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ISA to Provide Up to $50 k Grant to 11 Countries for Solar Projects

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) will provide a grant of up to USD 50,000 to Least Developed Countries (LDC) and Small Island Developing States (SID) member countries to undertake Demonstration Solar projects. The Detailed Project Reports (DPRs) of 11 ISA member countries from this cohort – Comoros, Ethiopia, Fiji, Guyana, Jamaica, Kiribati, Malawi, Senegal, Togo, […]

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ISA and Bloomberg Philanthropies In Partnership for $1 Trillion Target

Bloomberg Philanthropies and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) have partnered to mobilise $1 trillion in global investments for solar energy across ISA’s member countries. The two organizations will kick off the partnership by working with World Resources Institute (WRI) to develop a Solar Investment Action Agenda and a Solar Investment Roadmap, which will be launched at COP26 and in […]

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Fourth ISA Assembly Kicks off On October 20

The International Solar Alliance’s (ISA) fourth session is scheduled to be held on October 20, in virtual mode. The Gurugram headquartered body has been the largest multilateral initiative backed by India in recent decades. India has also applied to grant observer status to the body in the UN General Assembly to help provide for regular […]

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100 GW Renewable Energy Milestone Achieved, Much Work Ahead In India

In self-congratulatory messages sent out yesterday, Power Minister R.K. Singh highlighted the key milestone of 100 GW of renewable energy capacity, excluding large Hydro, that has been reached in India. After including large Hydro, the number goes right up to 146 GW. According to India’s power ministry, India now stands at fourth position after China, […]

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Govt Role, Hydrogen In Focus At Plenary On Future Of RE At REINVEST

 At a plenary session of ReInvest 2020, called the Future of RE, the focus shifted to all that needed to be done to ensure the future arrives on time. Where renewable power forms the basis of the economy without causing the sort of upheavals and disruptions that many skeptics continue to warn of. Picking up […]

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