National Institute of Solar Energy(NISE), an autonomous institution of Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE), is the apex National R&D institution in the field Solar Energy. The Government of India has converted 25 year old Solar Energy Centre (SEC) under MNRE to an autonomous institution in September, 2013 to assist the Ministry in implementing the National Solar Mission and to coordinate research, technology and other related works.
The NISE has assumed all technical activities of SEC and has also re-organized itself to undertake roles and responsibilities assigned to it by the Ministry. The institute is involved in demonstration, standardization, interactive research, training and testing solar technologies and systems. It is an effective interface between the Government and institutions, industry & user organizations for development, promotion and widespread utilization of solar energy in the country.
NISE is located on Gurugram-Faridabad road, about 8 km from central Gurugram and about 25 km from India Gate. It has 200 acre campus and availability of land is one of the strength of the Institute which facilitate setting up of large sized outdoor projects and provides scope of expansion in future.
NISE is maintaining a NABL accredited Solar Photovoltaic module testing laboratory, lighting system test laboratory, battery testing facility and a water pumping system test rig and outdoor test facilities. The centre has fully developed testing facility for small and large size solar thermal systems and Solar Resource Assessment. It has a 1 MW solar thermal R&D power project that was implemented in collaboration with IIT, Bombay.
A New building called Surya Bhawan houses the offices of DG, NISE and other scientific and administrative officials, along with interim secretariat of International Solar Alliance. An international guest house with Solar Passive Concept is functional in the institute. It is proposed to meet the entire electricity requirement of the campus through solar energy and make it “net zero electricity consuming campus”. Solar PV power generating capacity totalling 770 KW has already been integrated with the grid of Dakshin Haryana Vidyut Vitran Nigam (DHVVN)
National Institute of Solar Energy as an apex institute of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, in the area of solar energy is undertaking activities related to research & development, testing, certification, standardization,skill development, resource assessment and awareness in the field of solar energy and associated technologies
To establish itself as one of the world’s leading Institute in the field of Solar Energy through Research & Development, Testing, Certification and Evaluation, Economics and Policy Planning
To emerge as a center committed to the development, utilization and demonstration of solar energy related technologies for various applications
To develop itself as a school for human resources development, offering training and other services at various levels by adopting/practicing latest techniques in the area of engineering and science related to applications / utilization of solar energy
To emerge as a premier referral center in the area of solar energy technologies through active collaborations with prominent international organizations and also as a center committed to showcase the history of evolution of solar energy technologies in the world.
NISE is an autonomous institute under Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India
established to facilitate the Research & Development, Testing, Certification, and Skill Development
activitiesin the field of solar energy technologies. (www.nise.res.in)