Partners Pledge To Promote Solar In Emerging Markets

Partners Pledge To Promote Solar In Emerging Markets

 The International Solar Alliance (ISA) and the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) have agreed to a $10 million grant agreement to promote solar in developing countries.

ISA will strengthen its programmes, build capacity in least developed countries (LDCs) and small island developing states (SIDs), and increase its analytics and advocacy efforts under the terms of the agreement.

Encouragement of the exchange of information and best practises, quality assurance of solar products, steps to advance training to strengthen capacities in technological and financial, deployment of solar building awareness for solar energy, and further deployment of innovative technologies will be among the broad avenues of collaboration.

Simon Harford, CEO of GEAPP, said: “Energy-poor countries represent about half of the global population. Yet only 6% of all solar PV and wind deployed in 2021 went to these countries.

“In fact, only 1% of all wind and solar capacity ever deployed has been installed in Africa.

“This is a trend GEAPP is determined to reverse.

“We are proud to work with partners such as the ISA to deliver clean energy solutions in cooperation with government, helping tackle climate change and powering more equitable economic growth and sustainable livelihoods.”

The ISA-GEAPP partnership will create awareness to “nudge an enabling policy and regulatory environment to support the shift to clean energy”.

Source: Energy Ghana



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