India-Uzbekistan MoU in Solar Energy Sector

The Union Cabinet has recently approved an agreement between Uzbekistan and India for cooperation in the field of solar energy.

Key Points

  • The Cabinet headed by PM Modi has given its ex-facto approval for the agreement between India and Uzbekistan. The MoU has been approved for cooperation in the area of solar energy.
  • The main region of work under the agreement is identifying demonstration/research/pilot projects between the International Solar Energy Institute (ISEI), Uzbekistan, and the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, India in the mutually identified areas.
  • These mutually identified areas are the transfer of technology, storage technologies, and solar photovoltaic.
  • Under the agreement, institutes of both countries will work to implement and deploy major projects in International Solar Alliance (ISA) member countries.

International Solar Alliance (ISA)

ISA is an alliance that was initiated by India in the year 2015. The alliance was proposed by PM Modi. The alliance was inaugurated in the year 2016 by French President François Hollande and PM Narendra Modi. At present, ISA has 121 member countries. It is headquartered in Gurugram, Haryana.