To promote solar in underdeveloped nations, the Global Energy Alliance for People and Planet (GEAPP) and the International Solar Alliance (ISA) have agreed to a grant arrangement worth $10 million.
In accordance with the agreement, ISA will improve its programmes, create capacity in small island developing states (SIDs) and the least developed countries (LDCs), as well as increase its analytics and advocacy activities.
The broad areas of partnership will also promote information sharing and best practises, quality control of solar products, training initiatives to develop technical and financial capacities, solar building awareness campaigns, and further use of cutting-edge technologies.
CEO of GEAPP, Simon Harford, said “Energy-poor countries represent about half of the global population. Yet only 6% of all solar PV and wind deployed in 2021 went to these countries.”
“In fact, only 1% of all wind and solar capacity ever deployed has been installed in Africa.”
“This is a trend GEAPP is determined to reverse.”
“We are proud to work with partners such as the ISA to deliver clean energy solutions in cooperation with government, helping tackle climate change and powering more equitable economic growth and sustainable livelihoods.”
The relationship between ISA and GEAPP will raise awareness to “nudge an enabling policy and regulatory environment to support the shift to clean energy”.