The International Solar Alliance (ISA) became a treaty-based international inter-governmental organization with ratification by Guinea as the 15th country today. ISA aims at large scale deployment of solar energy through better harmonization and aggregation of demand from solar rich countries lying fully or partially between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.

Applauding the Governments of India and France, Pankaj R. Patel, President, FICCI said, “We congratulate the Government of India and Government of France for their relentless effort in making ISA a reality and enabling it to come into force within 2 years of its launch in December 2015 in Paris. FICCI will be happy to work with ISA to bring innovation to the forefront of the solar energy landscape. We are sure that many more countries will realize the strong value proposition of ISA and ratify the treaty in the coming months.”

He congratulated Upendra Tripathy, the Interim Director General of ISA, for his dynamic leadership in  taking ISA to this level, when they met in FICCI today.

FICCI Secretary General, Dr. Sanjaya Baru said “FICCI believes ISA could harness the strengths and capabilities of private sector companies engaged in advance Research and innovation as well as the prowess of leading Research Institutions around the globe engaged in cutting edge research for solar energy applications. ISA can play an instrumental role for bringing various companies together for the deployment, manufacturing, R & D, capacity building and skill generation in the solar space.”

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