Power Minister chairs the 4th Foundation Day Celebrations of National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurugram
Union Minister of State (IC) for Power and New & Renewable Energy, Shri Raj Kumar Singh, presided over the 4th Foundation Day celebrations of National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), at its campus in Gurugram, Haryana, on October 27, 2017. “NISE should aim to establish itself as the World’s leading institute in the field of solar energy through its world class R&D, testing and certification, and training to emerge as a ‘Centre of Excellence’. NISE should strive further and set up regional centres for research and development in solar energy”, said Shri Raj Kumar Singh, while addressing scientists, research staff, and other guests on the occasion. “There is no dearth of funds for R&D activities”, the Minister added, while complimenting on the number of innovative prototype projects developed at NISE. He said that NISE should work quickly and patent some of the products and encouraged scientists to work out strategies for public–private collaborations to reach end-users. The Minister also launched the Automation System for Customer Service Cell for Testing Facilities at NISE. The Minister was also presented with a set of four books on solar energy published by NISE. The Minister was particularly impressed with the solar powered RO water dispensing ATM, and the solar powered milk chilling unit. He urged upon NISE to work with central and state agriculture ministries, along with National Dairy Development Board to take up demonstration projects of the solar technologies developed at NISE. The Minister also gave away awards to school children from Gurugram who won prizes for various competitions on solar energy, organized by NISE and conducted by Delhi Public School, Gurugram, held in the month of October 2017.