First World Solar Technology Summit: Partnership to be Inked between MNRE, World Bank, ISA

A tripartite agreement between India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the World Bank and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) is set to be inked during the first World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) being organized by the International Solar Alliance (ISA), today i.e. on September 8, 2020.

September 08, 2020. By Manu Tayal

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A tripartite agreement between India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the World Bank and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) is set to be inked during the first World Solar Technology Summit (WSTS) being organized by the International Solar Alliance (ISA), today i.e. on September 8, 2020.

During the Summit, three other agreements will also be signed between ISA and International Institute of Refrigeration, a 2nd pact with Global Green Growth Institute, and a 3rd agreement with National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).

Besides, ISA’s technology journal, Solar Compass 360 will also be launched during the summit by Dr Dharendra Yogi Goswami, Professor in the University of South Florida and Director of the Clean Energy Research Centre.

The virtual summit is expected to be joined by over 26,000 participants from 149 countries. The summit is expected to bring the spotlight on accelerating affordable and sustainable clean green energy by showcasing and deliberating on innovative state of the art next generation technologies in solar power.

RK Singh, the President of the ISA Assembly and India’s Power and NRE Minister, and Barbara Pompili, the Co- President of the ISA Assembly and France’s Minister for Ecological Transition will be joined by the Vice Presidents of ISA from Africa, Asia Pacific and the Latin American and Caribbean Region (LAC) during the inaugural address.  Prof K. Vijay Raghavan, Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India will grace the inaugural and set the context for the deliberations. Also, India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan will address the inaugural.

In the event, Nobel Laureate, Dr M Stanley Whittingham, winner of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (jointly with John B Goodenough & Akira Yoshino) in 2019 for the revolutionizing discovery of the lithium ion batteries will deliver the key note address in the inaugural. Also Bernard Piccard, Founder and Chairman of Solar Impulse Foundation, Switzerland will address the gathering.

Meanwhile, R.K. Singh and Barbara Pompili will present the Presidential and Co Presidential address and set off the deliberations for the power packed session with CEOs and the 4 technical sessions which will follow. The Commissioner for Energy, European Commission Kadri Simpson representing the President of the European Commission will deliver a key message at the Summit.

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