Australian Governor General to attend solar conference

Pablo Tucker
March 11, 2018

President Sirisena will attend a business meeting organized by the Japan External Trade Organization, which will be co-hosted by the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Tokyo Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

President Sirisena is undertaking the official visit to New Delhi at the joint invitation of Indian Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and French President Emanuel Macron to participate in the First Conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Founding Members on 11 March.

Sri Lankan President leaves for India to attend the International Solar Alliance summit Sat, Mar 10, 2018, 02:17 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron will be formally launching the International Solar Alliance on Sunday.

The founding conference of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) will be held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan Cultural Centre in the capital here on Sunday. International Solar Alliance brings together 121 countries that fall between the Tropic of Cancer and Tropic of Capricorn to give a push to solar power generation.

The ISA, the brainchild of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is a treaty-based global body for promotion of solar energy in alliance with 121 countries, which are fully or partially between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

The summit assumes significance in view of India's ambitious renewable energy target of having 175 GW clean energy capacities including 100 GW solar and 60 GW wind power. "The leaders underlined their commitment to furthering and deepening concrete projects and programmes under the aegis of ISA to mobilise affordable financing for massive solar energy deployment".

It is close to achieving 20 GW in the current fiscal itself and plans to auction 30 GW solar projects each in 2018-19 and 2019-20.

"As one of the 26 founding members of the ISA, Australia is looking forward to sharing its expertise in solar technologies and research globally".

According to Naidu, the International Solar Alliance "is planning to get all the multilateral development banks to support the cause of the International Solar Alliance. I am glad that this auspicious work is being done with the President of France".

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