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).
On 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 projects.Following 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
Lauding 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.The 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.R.P Wattal, Secretary (Expenditure), Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary MNRE, CMD NBCC and Additional Chief Secretary, Haryana were present on the Occasion.
About National Institute of Solar Energy( NISE) , Gurgaon
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 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.