Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 'One Sun, One World and One Grid' initiative at COP26 in Glasgow, saying that it will not only reduce storage needs but also enhance the viability of solar projects.
Delivering his remarks at the ''Accelerating Clean Technology Innovation and Deployment' event at COP26 this week, the Indian Prime Minister reiterated the idea for the One Sun One World One Grid (OSOWOG) initiative that was put forth by PM Modi, at the First Assembly of the International Solar Alliance (ISA) in October 2018. "One Sun, One World & One Grid will not only reduce storage needs but also enhance the viability of solar projects. This creative initiative will not only reduce carbon footprints and energy cost but also open a new avenue for cooperation between different countries and regions," PM Modi said.
The Prime Minister launched the Green Grids Initiative- One Sun One World One Grid (GGI-OSOWOG), jointly with his UK counterpart Boris Johnson on November 2.
Noting the benefits of Solar energy, PM Modi said that the only challenge with the OSOWOG initiative is that this energy is only available during the daytime and is dependent on the weather.
"Solar energy is totally clean and sustainable. Challenge is that this energy is only available during the daytime and is dependent on the weather. 'One Sun, One World & One Grid' is the solution to this problem. Through a worldwide grid, clean energy can be transmitted to anywhere & anytime," he said.