MNRE

  • India: New Standards for Vacuum Tube Collectors and their Storage Tanks

    India: New Standards for Vacuum Tube Collectors and their Storage Tanks

    The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has specified the standard requirements for evacuated solar collector tubes intended for non-concentrating solar collectors and related storage tanks. The increasing share of Vacuum Tube Collector (VTC) systems imported to India had...

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  • India: Phase I Results of National Solar Mission

    India: Phase I Results of National Solar Mission

    The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched in January 2010 as one of the eight Missions under Climate Change in India and was to be implemented by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE). It set an ambitious target for the solar thermal sector: 20 million m² of...

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  • India: “Test centres will educate manufacturers on quality measures”

    India: “Test centres will educate manufacturers on quality measures”

    From railway management to solar thermal technology: this is the how the life of Veena Sinha took a new path in December 2012. Sinha had worked with Indian Railways at the middle management level for 15 years. She had handled matters ranging from technology and human resources issues to...

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  • India: MNRE Assures Quicker Subsidy Disbursement

    India: MNRE Assures Quicker Subsidy Disbursement

    Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India, had invited all channel partners of the federal incentive programme to a meeting in New Delhi on 31 January 2013. Out of the 68 partners, 42 followed the invitation to discuss the...

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  • India: Federal Subsidy Scheme Is High Financial Burden for Channel Partners

    India: Federal Subsidy Scheme Is High Financial Burden for Channel Partners

    There are always two sides to each story: On the one hand, the 30 % investment subsidy scheme has brought most solar thermal system suppliers enormous growth rates since it was implemented by India’s federal government in June 2010. The chart above shows the results from a survey...

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  • India: Solar Mission Phase II Targets 8 Million m²

    India: Solar Mission Phase II Targets 8 Million m²

    In December 2012, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India published its plans for Phase II of the National Solar Mission (NSM). The 58-page document outlines the policy for the second phase, including targets, the role of the states and an implementation strategy (see the...

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  • India: MNRE Releases Guidelines for High-Rise Buildings

    India: MNRE Releases Guidelines for High-Rise Buildings

    With a growing demand for all urban structures to fulfil solar bye-laws on hot water supply, the Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has released guidelines on how to install solar water heating systems in high-rise and multi-storey buildings.These guidelines include...

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  • India: Flat Plate vs Vacuum Tube Technology

    India: Flat Plate vs Vacuum Tube Technology

    Until now, the Indian solar thermal market has been dominated by flat plate collectors (FPCs). FPCs have several advantages, with the main being robust and long-lasting. In a price-sensitive market such as the Indian one, however, vacuum tube collectors (VTCs) have gained a foothold over...

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  • India: “Solar thermal is a government priority”

    India: “Solar thermal is a government priority”

    India is one of the most dynamic solar thermal markets worldwide. Solarthermalworld.org spoke with Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary at the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India, about the fast-growing market in general and the difficulties with the market...

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