Iran Seeking to Get International Solar Alliance Membership


The Iranian government has sent a bill to parliament recently, in an effort to get approval for the International Solar Alliance.


The Sixth Development Plan (2016-2021) states that the government should have increased renewables’ share in power generation to at least five percent.


The country’s current electricity production nominal capacity is 90 gigawatts. However, renewable power plants and solar farms account for just 970 MW of that country’s total electricity production, which is slightly more than 1.1%.


The government plans to be the largest producer of electricity from clean sources by increasing renewable power plants 13 times.


According to the Ministry of Energy solar power plants produce 455.28 megawatts annually and account for 50.38 percent of all renewable electricity. Wind power plants are second with a 34.31 percent share.

The International Solar Alliance (ISA) is an action-oriented platform that members drive and which promotes increased deployment of solar energy technologies. It also helps to ensure energy security and access.

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Currently, 110 countries sign the ISA Framework Agreement. 90 of these countries have submitted instruments of ratification in order to be full members.

India and France have been re-elected as President and Co-President of the International Solar Alliance (ISA). India’s Union Power and New and Renewable Energy Minister R K Singh is the President of International Solar Alliance.

Recently Antigua and Barbuda joined the International Solar Alliance (ISA) by signing the International Solar Alliance Framework Agreement in the presence of Indian High Commissioner Dr K. J. Srinivasa.

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