To spread information about the various developments in the country's solar thermal market, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Solar Thermal Federation of India (STFI) have started India’s first and only solar thermal e-Newsletter: InSolTherm Times. The monthly publication was formally launched on 1 August 2011 by MNRE Secretary Deepak Gupta. Considering the substantial market growth of the solar water heating sector, there is a great need to share information about the latest trends in technologies and policy.
Readers of the InSolTherm Times will be among the first to know which issues concern the country's solar water heater industry today. On 7 pages, the newsletter will discuss national and international developments in solar thermal heat and power and announce new incentives & policies. One of the featured articles per issue will showcase landmark projects or activities under way across the country, and the interview page will present persons who have made their mark on the national solar thermal sector. In addition, an entire page will be dedicated to solar water heater events taking place across the country, to help manufacturers get in touch with the latest trends and interact with like-minded business professionals.
The editorial board comprises of officials from the Federal Ministry, and an industry representative from each the solar thermal heat and the solar thermal power sector.
The newsletter is free of charge and can be downloaded here or http://mnre.gov.in. Component suppliers and business owners are very welcome to take advantage of this opportunity and share their latest developments, as well as advertise their products.
This text was written by Jaideep Malaviya, an Expert in solar thermal based in India (firstname.lastname@example.org)