News-CRUX-10     1st November 2023        
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Context: The Sixth Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) was recently hosted at Bharat Mandapam in New Delhi.

  • Around 80 percent of the global population, totaling a staggering 6 billion people, reside in countries that depend on fossil fuel imports
  • Renewable energy sources have the potential to supply 65 percent of the world's total electricity by 2030 and decarbonise 90 percent of the power sector by 2050.

International Solar Alliance

  • About: It is an action-oriented, member-driven, collaborative platform for increased deployment of solar energy technologies as a means for bringing energy access, ensuring energy security, and driving energy transition in its member countries.
  • Launched: COP21 (2015), the UN climate meeting in Paris
  • Headquarter: Gurugram, India
  • Vision: Let us together make the sun brighter.
  • Mission: Every home no matter how far away, will have a light at home.
  • Member Countries: 94 countries


  • Increase worldwide demand to drive down solar energy deployment costs.
  • Enhance research and development, focusing on efficient storage systems.
  • Advocate for standardised equipment and electricity generation processes.
  • Standardisation will lower manufacturing costs for hardware and equipment.