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.
- 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.