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World Solar Technology Summit

      HEADLINES:

ISA to showcase state of the art, next generation technologies at the First World Solar Technology Summit next month

      WHY IN NEWS:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to grace the inaugural to be attended by Ministers of all ISA Member Countries and Global Institutions

MINISTRY? :-Ministry of New and Renewable Energy
SYLLABUS COVERED: GS 3: International Solar Alliance (ISA)

      LEARNING: 

For PRELIMS it is important to go through the aim , objective and key players in this initiative .

For MAINS go through the significance and relevant SDG’s .

      CONTEXT: 

WORLD SOLAR TECHNOLOGY SUMMIT

AIM

  • The objective of the event is to bring the spotlight on state-of-the-art technologies as well as next-generation technologies.
  • This will provide impetus to the efforts towards harnessing the solar energy more efficiently.

Conclave will set the tone of the deliberations on low cost, innovative and affordable solar technologies.

FOCUS

The distinguished corporate leaders will share their vision on how scientific breakthroughs and innovations.

  • These can be commercially made available to all parts of the world for the wider consumption.
  • The event will hold four technical sessions that would be available in English, Spanish, French & Arabic.

TIMELINE

First World Solar Technology Summit being organized by ISA on a virtual platform on September 08, 2020.

ORGANISERS

ISA Assembly and Union Minister of State for Power and New & Renewable Energy (IC) and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship.

SIGNIFICANCE

  • The event will drive the necessary growth of solar energy around the world through innovations.

The event will take us collectively towards achieving the objective of universal electricity access to all.

  • The First World Solar Technology Summit will help identify technologies that can ramp up solar deployment at an affordable cost.
  • Further, mutual co-operation among the member countries has been the pillar of the solar PV revolution.

This will mobilize more than USD 1,000 billion into solar power by 2030 in Member countries.

  • The ISA envisions to enable the full ecosystem for availability and development of technology.
  • It also focuses on economic resources, storage technology, mass manufacturing and innovation.
  • The reduced cost of technology would enable the undertaking of more ambitious solar energy programmes.
  • Successful project implementation could play significant role in achieving the universal energy access goal (SDG 7).

THE EVENT

SESSION -1

VISION 2030 & BEYOND

  • The overall context of PV technology development and its future, on its way towards becoming the first source of energy worldwide.
  • With PV technologies supplying 70% of the world’s electricity generation.

SESSION -2

TOWARDS A DECARBONISED GRID

  • The most recent advances (conversion efficiency improvements and declining costs) regarding key components and storage technologies.

SESSION -3

DISRUPTIVE SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES

  • On-grid applications, whether ground-mounted, floating, or integrated in residential and commercial rooftops.

SESSION -4

SOLAR BEYOND THE POWER SECTOR

  • Innovative applications where PV is used to move, heat, cool, and drive eco-friendly industrial processes.
  • They produce fuels as well as off-grid applications, to provide universal access to energy.

World Solar Technology Summit | UPSC

ABOUT ISA

The ISA aims at lowering the cost of technology and finance and thereby facilitate deployment of over 1,000 GW of solar energy .

The ISA has 67 countries as ISA has six programmes viz.

  • Solar Applications for Agricultural Use
  • Affordable Finance at Scale
  • Mini Grids
  • Solar Rooftops 
  • Solar E-mobility & Storage
  • Large-Scale Solar Parks.

      IASbhai WINDUP: 

  • Embassy of France in India, congratulated ISA in its efforts and stated that having a decarbonised world is a dream we all aspire for .
  • ISA must fulfill the dream of lighting every home no matter how far away by bringing the innovative and affordable technologies to forefront.
  • World Solar Technology Summit is a stepping stone in that direction.
     SOURCES:THE HINDU & PIB | World Solar Technology Summit

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