Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his British counterpart Boris Johnson jointly launched the ‘One Sun, One World, One Grid’ (OSOWOG) initiative at the COP 26 Climate Meet in Glasgow. This project is about setting a ‘trans-national electricity grid to supply solar power across the world.
The vision behind OSOWOG is ‘The Sun Never Sets. It is a constant at some geographical location, across the globe, at any given point of time. This is the most ambitious scheme undertaken by India and is significant in terms of economic benefits. It has been taken up under the technical assistance program of the World Bank. This plan will also leverage the International Solar Alliance (ISA).
- On the occasion, he also announced that India’s space agency, ISRO will provide a calculator to the world soon, that can measure the solar energy potential of any region.
- ‘One Sun, One World, One Grid’ (OSOWOG) solution will be used to tackle the challenge of solar power.
- Earth’s atmosphere receives enough sunlight in one hour, that can be used to power the electricity needed of every human on earth for a year.
- However, solar energy is only available during the day. Another challenge is that it is dependent on weather conditions.