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Government makes efforts to reach 175000MW RE by 2019-20

Piyush Goyal inaugurates New Solar Passive Building of the National Institute of Solar Energy NISE

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The government has advanced time schedule to reach 175000 MW Renewable Energy (RE). The target was earlier set to achieve by 2022. Now New and Renewable Energy Ministry strives for meeting the target by 2019-20.
“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.Our target to reach 175000MW of RE shouldn’t be completed by 2022 but by 2019-20 by putting all of our efforts, Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of State (IC) for Power, Coal and New and Renewable Energy said today at the inaugural function of the New Solar Passive Building of the NISE 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. It coordinates solar energy research and technology related work in the country under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).

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.

The Minister also announced establishment of International Solar Policy and Applications Agency ( IN-SPAA). which would be a coalition of Solar resource rich countries for the development of Solar Energy and Solar technology applications.The charter of activities of IN-SPAA include joint research and development to promote energy access and energy equity, manufacturing eco-system, development of common standards and test procedures, technology transfer among others.
The IN-SPAA 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.

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