The NISE is to be set up immediately by converting the Solar Energy Centre (SEC),Gurgaon with a long term vision to develop it as a world class institute.
"Solar energy technologies are evolving continuously and the proposal to set up the National Institute of Solar Energy is an innovative idea which will accelerate 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," the government said in a statement on Tuesday.
A broad based national team in the form of a review-cum-strategy formulation committee would be set up with representation from industry, the scientific community, financial institutions etc. to prepare a blue print.
The committee would look at various models available in the country and outside and prepare a roadmap for the institute.
"In order to enable this Institute to acquire the envisaged stature, reorientation of the present management system, better infrastructure and highly skilled manpower would be required. Public private partnership with future investment coming from both Government and private sector would be important so that the activities can be expanded," read the statement.
--IBNS (Posted on 04-09-2013)