A $1 trillion worth potential solar programme for developing countries launched

Sunday, 24 April 2016 - 11:10

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A special programme worth $1 trillion to help developing countries to harness their solar resources was launched by India and France.

The idea behind it to have a clean energy future to meet the possible environmental challenges.

Power minister Piyush Goyal and French environment minister Segolene Royal announced on Friday the solar finance programme that aims to lower the cost of finance and facilitate the flow of more than $1 trillion investment to members of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

During the launch Royal said, "I would like to emphasise the cooperation we have had with India, which is exceptional. We will have to leverage our energies on (building solar) infrastructure," she said. The ISA member nations can count on France and India to scale up the programmes for the "energy of the future.



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