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ISA team visits MP’s solar farms

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A delegation of the National Focal Points (NFPs) of the ISA member-countries visited Madhya Pradesh for two days. On Tuesday, the representatives of 15 countries interacted with Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and later with media persons.

They visited solar farms, solar pumps and solar rooftop systems near Indore and Bhopal. The delegation comprised of NFPs from Cambodia, Equatorial Guinea, Madagascar, Malawi, South Sudan, Zimbabwe, Seychelles, Rwanda, Costa Rica, Fiji, Uganda, Burundi, Ghana and Guyana.

The delegation was accompanied by Megha Pushpendra Lead- Strategic Communication and PC Sharma Consultant-Renewable Energy from ISA.

The delegation, along with Manu Srivastava, Principal Secretary, NRED, GoMP, visited 20 kW grid connected rooftop solar system at Regional Park (PipaliyaPala) Indore, which has been installed to meet the base load of the park. The delegation also visited 5 HP AC irrigation solar pump installed at Krishi Vigyan Kendra, as also 5 HP DC solar pump installed in the farm of farmer Narendra Singh Rajput in village Arniya, of Dewas district.

The delegation showed keen interest in the functionality and maintenance parameters of the pump system and sprinklers, and that this is fully controllable via mobile app. The delegation visited Shakti Pumps (I) Ltd, Pithampur (a solar pump manufacturing facility), which has state of the art technology and exports solar pumps to many countries. The delegation visited 50 MW Solar Plant at Icchawar, Sehore. The delegation was briefed about the other projects in MP, like the commissioned 250MW Mandsaur solar plant and under-construction 750MW Rewa plant.

The delegation wanted assistance from Madhya Pradesh in setting up mega solar projects like Rewa, so as to enable them to address the power shortage in their countries at rates lower than US cents per unit.

ISA assured that they would play an active role in taking the learnings of Madhya Pradesh and largely from India to the countries lying between Tropic of Cancer & Tropic of Capricorn, which are keen to move ahead and make the sun energise their lives and economies.

International Solar Alliance (ISA) is the only treaty-based international inter-governmental organization headquartered in India. ISA is an initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. It was launched during COP-21 in Paris to encourage solar energy and combat the challenges of Climate Change.

The Founding Conference of ISA was recently held on March 11, 2018 at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi.




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