National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE)
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)See more