Union Cabinet gives nod to set up "National Institute of Solar Energy"
The Union Cabinet approved the proposal for setting up of an autonomous “National Institute of Solar Energy” (NISE) to function as apex national body for research and technology development and related activities in the area of solar energy technologies in the country. The institute is to be set up by converting the Solar Energy Centre (SEC), Gurgaon with a long term vision to develop it as a world class institute.
The setting up of National Institute of Solar Energy is a part of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) which will speed up the process to support induction of the latest technologies to ensure maximum cost benefit and lead to early commercialization. Solar power project developers will be motivated to use more efficient and optimized solar components.