The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE)
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) is the nodal ministry of the Government of India responsible for research and development, international cooperation and coordination in renewable energy sources.
The key programmes from MNRE:
Grid connected solar rooftop programme – The country has set a target to setup solar rooftop project capacities of about 40GW (as part of 100GW solar power projects) by the year 2022. MNRE has notified the grid connected solar rooftop programme which facilitates financial assistance to these projects. Within this programme, MNRE has also launched a portal to provide details such as guidelines, contact details of distribution companies, latest notices, etc.
Website https://mnre.gov.in/solar/schemes and https://solarrooftop.gov.in/
Off-grid Solar PV Applications Programme – The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) rolled out a programme to deploy solar PV based applications in areas where grid power is either not available or is unreliable. Applications such as solar home lighting systems, solar street lighting systems, solar power plants, solar cold storages, solar pumps, solar lanterns and solar study lamps are covered under the programme.