Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and
Renewable Energy, inaugurated today “ Surya Bhawan” the New Solar Passive
Building of the National Institute of Solar Energy situated in Gurgaon, Haryana.
The National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) is the apex National Centre of
research and development in Solar Energy under administrative control of the
Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Government of India. It coordinates solar
energy research & technology related work in the country under the
Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).
the occasion, Shri Goyal also launched a Biomass knowledge portal which aims to
disseminate information about effective use of Biomass for Power generation.
The Portal would provide information about Biomass resource potential, latest
technologies and technical inputs to setup grid connected as well as off-grid
the Inauguration of the New Building, the Minister visited various Solar
projects in the Campus. The campus of National Institute of Solar Energy would
soon meet all its electrical requirements from the Solar Power Projects setup
in the campus with Solar Thermal and Solar Photovoltaic Technologies. The NISE
is aiming towards becoming a NET ZERO Electricity Centre
the role and contribution of all officers and students of NISE in establishing
this Institute , Shri Goyal said “in coming days, role of the NISE will take
quantum growth particularly when energy security of the country is
intrinsically linked with success of Renewable Energy mission.” He further said
that our efforts to reach 175000MW of RE shouldn’t be completed by 2022 but by
2019-20 by putting all of our efforts.
Minister also announce establishment of International Solar Policy and
Applications Agency which would be a coalition of Solar resource rich countries
for the development of Solar Energy and Solar technology applications. This
would help in addressing special energy needs of these countries and in the
long run reduce reliance on fossil fuels by increasing the share of Solar
Energy in the energy mix. The Minister also announced preparation of establishing
World Renewable Museum in the NISE campus.
Shri R.P Wattal, Secretary (Expenditure),
Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary MNRE, CMD NBCC and Additional Chief Secretary,
Haryana were present on the Occasion.
National Institute of Solar Energy( NISE) , Gurgaon
Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) is the apex National Centre of research and
development in Solar Energy under administrative control of the Ministry of New
& Renewable Energy, Government of India. It coordinates research &
technology related work under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission
(JNNSM). The National Institute of Solar Energy has been registered as a
society on 28th October, 2013.
The National Institute of Solar Energy (formerly
Solar Energy Centre) has been involved in demonstration, standardization,
interactive research, training and testing solar technologies and systems. The
Photovoltaic Division at NISE is maintaining a NABL accredited PV module
testing laboratory, lighting system test laboratory, battery testing facility
and a water pumping system test rig and outdoor test facilities.
In view the technical
responsibilities assigned and requirements of JNNSM, NISE has organize itself
in following Five Technical Verticals.
Assessment and Information Technology Division
and HRD Division
proposed during 2015-16:
year 2015-16 is the second year of NISE to function as autonomous institution.
In line with the technical responsibilities assigned to NISE and requirements
of JNNSM, it would become inevitable to upscale various facilities at NISE and
create new facilities.
activities are proposed to be taken up during 2015-16:
of SPV module test facility
of solar cell test facility
of battery test facility
SPV water pumping test facility and other labs.
of Solar Thermal Labs
of IT cell
of work shop facility
of R&D monitoring cell
up of 500 kW SPV power plant &Solar
collector of 60 m2 area.
flagging establishment of International Solar Policy and Applications Agency :
Hon’ble Prime Minister, during his address in
the RE-INVEST 2015 had given the idea to bring solar resource rich nations
together to jointly address their challenges of energy security.
Accordingly, it is proposed to start a coalition
of solar resource rich countries for the development of solar energy and solar
technology applications. This would help in addressing special energy needs of
these countries and in the long run reduce reliance on fossil fuels by
increasing the share of solar energy in the energy mix.
The coalition is proposed to be named as
International Solar Policy and Applications Agency (IN-SPAA).
Solar resource rich countries between the Tropic
of Cancer and the Tropic of Capricorn which lie at 23.5 degrees latitude on
either side of the equator are proposed to be members of this agency. The
Tropic of Cancer runs mostly cutting across Mexico, the Bahamas, Egypt, Saudi
Arabia, India, etc. The Tropic of Capricorn runs through Australia, Chile,
southern Brazil, and South Africa. Around 110 countries are bound by the
Tropic of Cancer on the north and Tropic of Capricorn on the south
charter of activities of INSPAA may include:-
Joint Research and Development to
promote energy access & energy equity:
Development of Common Standards and Test
Human Resource Development:
Business to Business Collaboration:
Innovative Financing Mechanisms:
IN-SPAA is proposed to have
institutional set up with an Assembly, Council and a
Secretariat. However, it will be subject to member countries ratification.
It is proposed to establish its Secretariat
at the National Institute of Solar Energy.
The scope of IN-SPAA will be dynamic,
depending on emerging challenges.