Solar Energy Expansion Projects In India
Ram Tumuluri “Solar energy is a fast developing industry in India and their built-in capacity for renewable energy generation has gained momentum in recent years. India was ranked as the fourth most attractive market in the world for renewable energy in 2019. The country has set an ambitious renewable power target of 450 GW by 2030, making it the largest expansion programme in the world in renewable energy.”
Solar Energy Expansion In India
The nationwide solar energy project
Using CSIR-CMERI’s expertise towards the expansion of solar energy
Indian Solar Energy Projects
The Nationwide Solar Energy Project
The Council of Scientific and Industrial Research-Central Mechanical Engineering Research Institute (CSIR-CMERI) and the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) have partnered up by signing an online Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) as a ‘Strategic Partnership’ to support the nationwide solar energy project. The MoU was signed following the success of the world’s largest 11.5 kWp Solar Tree, CSIR-CMERI aims to continue its efforts to improve the commitments for renewable energy. The MoU is intended to conduct joint field studies for various solar technologies, and stakeholder skill development. By 2022, the government has set a target of 175GW renewable energy capacity, which will be the world’s largest renewable energy expansion program.
Using CSIR-CMERI’s Expertise Towards the Expansion of Solar Energy
The CSIR-CMERI have expertise in designing and developing various Solar Artifacts capacities for multifaceted uses ranging from meeting localised energy demand to boosting Agricultural irrigation field, solar-powered agro-dryers, de-centralised solar cold storage, battery-operated agricultural machinery etc. The CSIR-CMERI’s expertise in the Solar Converter and Conditioning Unit and Isolated Minigrid domain is expected to aid in this collaboration. The Institute is currently working on developing a cooking system based on Solar Energy that will help establish an energy-reliant and carbon-neutral nation in addition to enhancing the rural sector’s livelihood in India. This will also contribute to optimal resource distribution, as well as public funds.