SPI 2018

Introduction to the International Solar Alliance

Wednesday, September 26
12:50 PM - 1:05 PM
Location: Industry Trends: Booth 189

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is a coalition of more than 121 countries focused on advancing the use of solar energy and reducing dependence on fossil fuels by countries which lie either completely or partly between the Tropic of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn. The ISA was launched at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris at the end of 2015 by the President of France and the Prime Minister of India. The aim is for countries to work together to deploy appropriate benchmarks, facilitate resource assessments, and support research and development and demonstration facilities, with a view to encourage innovative and affordable applications of solar technologies.

Pranav R. Mehta

Chairman Elect, Global Solar Council and Founder Chairman,
National Solar Energy Federation of India

Pranav R Mehta is recognised as one of the top ranking solar ebergy thought leader and Chairman Elect of the Global Solar Council. He is also the Founder Chairman of the National Solar Energy Federation of India. Pranav Mehta has made outstanding contribution in India attaining a pace amongst top 5 solar countries in tge world. He along with his team started solar advicacy way back in 2006 when India was at zero MW and successfully convinced the Government of India to come out with the furst policy in February, 2008 and played a significant role in evolving subsequent policies. Hr has integrated tge efforts of all Solar Developers and stakeholders with a slogan of “Making Solar Energy Affordable for All” and “ Let us join hands to Save the Planet” - which found instant resonance in India. As a global leader, he had been invited in over 16 countries to share his thoughts and experience in solar industry. He is a regilar invitee at the Inter Solar Europe event, world famous SNEC event at Shanghai, China, Eold Future Energy Simmit at Abu Dhabi and similar world events and forums. He has received many awards and laurels including the National Metallurgist Award from the Government of India,Global Excelkence Award from the World Environment Foundation etc.

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