The International Solar Alliance (ISA) will organize the first-ever World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) on Tuesday, September 8, 2020. The summit will bring together key stakeholders – leading academic scientists, technology developers, researchers, and innovators on one platform.
ISA aims to discuss the recent developments in solar technologies both in terms of cost and technology, along with technology transfers, challenges, and concerns in the field.
The alliance, which is an Indian initiative, was jointly launched by Prime Minister Modi and former French President Hollande on November 30, 2015, in Paris, on the sidelines of COP21, the UN climate conference. The ISA is a coalition of solar-resource-rich countries (which lie entirely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn) to address their special energy needs.
The main objective of the summit is to showcase next-generation solar technologies to member countries. Mercom recently analyzed how technological upgrades are imperative for India’s solar sector.