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List of Institutes/ Agencies under MNRE to promote Renewable Energy in India

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List of Institutes/ Agencies under MNRE

MNRE has six different institutes to manage six different aspects of renewable energy – solar, wind, bioenergy and hydropower. These six institutes under MNRE to promote renewable energy in India are:

1) Solar Energy Center

Established in 1982, SEC is a body under MNRE to develop solar energy and its related technology in India. Its functions include various aspects right from the utilization of solar energy as a resource to the successful implementation of solar energy into various technologies and applications. It also provides training in the solar energy field and testing, standardization, performance evaluation, monitoring and data evaluation.

Read on GWI Pros and Cons of Solar Energy.

2) C-WET

C-WET or center for wind energy technology was established in Chennai for wind power development.

Read on GWI Pros and Cons of Wind Power


Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy is established in Kapurthala Punjab to monitor the Biomass energy in the country. The institute undergoes various research and development, training, testing and standardization of bioenergy in India. The main objective of SSS NIRE is to test the feasibility and usability of biofuels, bioenergy and synthetic fuels in different forms (solid, liquid and gaseous) to be used for transportation and different portable and stationary applications.

Read on GWI Advantages of Biomass Energy.


Alternate Hydro Energy Center  was formed in 1982 in Roorkee and deals with the promotion of Small Hydropower projects. It also deals with the feasibility of developing such small hydropower projects in conjunction with the other renewable energy sources like solar, wind and biomass. The main function includes the designing and and execution of small hydro projects and it also provides additional services like technical support, consultancy services and refurbishment of old projects.

Read on GWI Uses of Hydropower Energy.


The Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency is a non banking financial institution formed for providing term loans for renewable energy projects in India.


Solar Energy Corporation of India is a non-profit making Company registered under Companies Act India 1956. It has its office in New Delhi and functions to promote solar energy in India. The current projects of SECI includes implementation of JNNSM phase II policies and projects, to oversee solar thermal installations and run pilot power plants, implementation of grid connected Solar Roof-Top scheme and solar power plants and related research and development.

source: MNRE


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  1. Samarpan

    Hi Sneha, what are the business opportunity in solar energy field. Is there any product available for trade or just have to develop a plant and supply to grid