The Fifth Assembly of the International Solar Alliance was inaugurated by Minister of Power and Renewable Energy, Government of India, in his capacity as the President, International Solar Alliance. The Republic of India holds the office of the President of the ISA Assembly, with the Government of France as Co-President.

 

About ‘International Solar Alliance’

  • It is an Indian initiative that was launched by the Prime Minister of India and the President of France on 30th November 2015 in Paris, France on the side-lines of the Conference of the Parties (COP-21), with 121 solar resource-rich countries lying fully or partially between the tropic of Cancer and tropic of Capricorn as prospective members.
  • It aims to collectively address key common challenges to the scaling up of solar energy in ISA member countries.
  • The Government of India has allotted 5 acres of land to the ISA in National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) campus, Gurugram and has released a sum of Rs. 160 crore for creating a corpus fund, building infrastructure and meeting day to day recurring expenditure of the ISA up to the year 2021-22.
  • Recently, Nepal has joined the ISA making total membership to 105.