NDB, ISA tie up, inks joint declaration to promote solar energy

Rooftop solar energy systems getting larger as households tempted by falling prices and increased capacity

Rooftop solar energy systems getting larger as households tempted by falling prices and increased capacity

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has struck a partnership deal with the International Solar Alliance (ISA) to provide impetus to solar energy development in Africa. The $1.4 billion line of credit will cover 27 projects in 15 countries and boost the much-required financial power to the solar sector. By comparison, 2016 acquisition activity was dominated by the $1.4 billion purchase of Welspun Renewable Energy's 1.1 GW project pipeline by Tata Power Renewable Energy.

The ISA initiative was launched at the United Nations climate change conference in Paris in November 2015, by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former French President Francois Hollande.

The agreement, according to the statement, was sealed on the margins of the just ended conference of the ISA held in New Delhi, India and co-chaired by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and French President Emmanuel Macron of France.

Campbell Soup Co. said it has completed installation of a 4.4-megawatt solar energy system at its 38-acre Camden headquarters, including panels mounted to rooftops, on a reclaimed brownfield, and on canopies built over employee parking lots. Mr. Macron, while pointing to the withdrawal of the USA from the Paris Agreement on climate change, praised those who stayed the course to support the solar power on a global scale. "This Sullivan County project will deliver energy savings to residents throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region, while supporting the establishment of a cleaner, greener NY for all". "We need a new global deal with the private sector, the worldwide public sector and civil society as well". "This is a total disregard for science, reality, and history, and their actions defy everything we know". He said the member countries of the ISA would ensure distribution of finance and expertise. The conference was attended by 23 heads of states and governments from all over the world, including Mr. Modi and Mr. Macron.

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