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International Solar Alliance may extend its membership

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10/03/2018

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) could extend its membership to countries beyond the inter-tropical zone as a means to expand the scope of harnessing solar energy across the globe.

“Serious consideration is on for expanding the membership of ISA beyond the tropics,” said a senior official, who did not wish to be named.

The alliance, jointly launched in November 2015 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and France’s then President Francois Hollande, became a legal entity in December last year. It is an international treaty-based alliance of 121 solar rich countries situated fully or partially between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

Of the member nations, 60 have signed the treaty and about 30 nations have ratified it.

“Since the sun shines beyond the tropics and ISA has to serve as a global initiative, we may consider making the alliance open for all,” the official quoted above added.

An announcement regarding the expansion of the membership beyond the tropics could be made by the Prime Minister at the founding conference of the alliance here on Sunday.

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  • News Section: Solar Energy News
  • Month: March
  • Year: 2018
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