IUKDPF Analysis: Exporting Solar to the World: Prospects for India and the International Solar Alliance

In this IUKDPF Analysis paper, Dr. Jonathan Balls explores prospects for India to use the International Solar Alliance to export solar products to the world.

Executive summary

  • The Government of India has made the domestic manufacture of solar cells, modules, and associated materials and components a key priority.
  • This agenda has implications for the flagship India-France programme, the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
  • As Indian manufacturing capacity grows, India’s partnership interests and profiles with Southern partners may tilt from finance and expertise to exports of solar goods.
  • Existing ISA programmes present opportunities for Indian solar exports, yet any exports agenda will need to overcome cost and financing challenges and navigate geopolitical and diplomatic risks.