National programmes

Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)

The Government of India launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (“Solar India”) in November 2009, aiming to create conditions that encourage technology innovation and significantly reduce the costs of solar. Nationally, the programme hopes to create an enabling policy framework for the deployment of 20,000 MW of solar power by 2022, aiming for parity with coal based thermal power by 2030. Part of the programme provides for rooftop solar photovoltaic (PV) and small solar generation plant, including the setting up of grid-interactive (< 33kV) solar PV power installations of 100 KW to 2 MW capacities across Ladakh (in Leh and Kargil Districts), for construction either on private land or on land leased from the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council. Bidding companies are responsible for their own survey of solar insolation. Electricity is to be sold to the state. The plan includes for 190 solar PV installations (3.6MW) for civilian supply plus a further 10 plants (totalling 1MW) in defence establishments, to meet their daily load requirements.

Solar Wind Energy and Hybrid Systems Programme

Programme of the MNRE for implementation in 2010-11, to develop technology and promote applications of water pumping windmills and aerogenerators / wind-solar hybrid systems. » Find out more (PDF, 150Kb)