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Cabinet approves MoU between India & Uzbekistan for cooperation in solar energy

Updated: Jan 20, 2021 11:18:16am

Cabinet approves MoU between India & Uzbekistan for cooperation in solar energy

New Delhi, Jan 20 (KNN) The Union Cabinet approved the signing of Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between India and Uzbekistan on Wednesday for cooperation in the field of Solar Energy.

The main area of work under is to identify research/demonstration/pilot projects between the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, India and the International Solar Energy Institute (ISEI), Uzbekistan.

The areas include manufacturing of solar photovoltaic, storage technologies and overall technology transfer in the whole gamut of solar energy.

Based on mutual agreement, both parties would work for implementation and deployment of pilot project in International Solar Alliance (ISA) member countries.

India is endowed with vast solar energy potential. About 5,000 trillion kWh per year energy is incident over India's land area with most parts receiving 4-7 kWh per sq. m per day. Solar photovoltaic power can effectively be harnessed providing huge scalability in India.

As of 2019, Uzbekistan solar energy installed Nearly 4 MW of capacity. With higher importance to natural gas and hydroelectric project, the government was way back in solar energy development activities. In 2019, the government had announced to develop 900 MW of solar projects, through a public-private partnership.


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