ISA a trillion dollar opportunity: Piyush Goyal

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The government on Friday said that the International Solar Alliance (ISA) is a trillion dollar opportunity to serve humanity.

According to the Ministry of Power, this was stated by the Minister for Coal, Power and New and Renewable Energy Piyush Goyal in New York.

“The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is a trillion dollar opportunity to serve humanity and those in the dark,” Goyal said at the roundtable on ISA-the Trillion Dollar Opportunity.

The roundtable was organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Terrawatt Initiative (TWI) under the aegis of the ISA.

“India has launched this initiative as an obligation towards the larger humanity as an article of faith,” Goyal said.

The ministry elaborated that ISA which comprises of 121 countries that lie partially or fully between the Tropics of Cancer and Capricorn is intended to create a platform for larger collaboration for technology, research and development and capacity building.

“This is about improving the quality of life of large number of people who are still grappling with problems of energy and accessibility at affordable prices,” the minister added.

The ministry added that the Global Solar Council has committed to create 25 million jobs in the solar space among the ISA countries.

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