International Solar Alliance - About

Last Modified: Sat Sep 29 2018 21:19:40 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 30 Nov 2015
    International Solar Alliance (ISA) is launched through adoption of the Paris Declaration on the sidelines of CoP21. The objective of the alliance is to facilitate and accelerate the large-scale deployment of solar energy in member countries in order to meet soaring energy demand and help fight climate change.
  • 121
    Number of countries that have in-principle agreed to join the alliance. Most of them being sunshine countries, which come either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The alliance concept was mooted by Narendra Modi - Prime Minister of India during the CoP21 and supported by French President François Hollande.
  • 68
    Number of countries that have signed the framework agreement that defines the alliances statutes. Of these, 40 have ratified the framework agreement.
  • 1,000 GW
    Capacity of solar energy that the alliance aims to install by 2030.
  • $1,000 billion
    Investment that ISA aims to bring into the solar energy sector by 2030 according to Upendra Tripathy, director general, International Solar Alliance.
  • 25 Jan 2016
    The Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, and the President of France Mr François Hollande, today jointly laid the foundation stone of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) Headquarters and inaugurated the interim Secretariat of the ISA in National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Gwalpahari, Gurgaon.
  • 30 Jun 2016
    Joint declaration signed between World Bank and ISA that will help in mobilizing the $1,000 billion funding requirement by 2030.
  • 03 Nov 2017
    ISA and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) signed Joint partnership Declaration. The two will work as financial partners for promotion of Solar Energy.
  • 06 Dec 2017
    ISA becomes a legal treaty-based international intergovernmental organisation having achieved the minimum 15 ratifications in accordance with Article XIII (1) of its framework agreement.
  • 5
    Number of programmes launched so far: (1) “Affordable Finance at Scale”, (2) “Scaling Solar Applications for Agricultural Uses”, (3) “Solar Mini-Grids”, (4) “Scaling Rooftop Solar”, and (5) “Solar e-mobility”.