Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM)

In launching India’s National Action Plan on Climate Change on June 30, 2008,

the Prime Minister of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh stated:

Our vision is to make Indias economic development energy-efficient. Over a period

of time, we must pioneer a graduated shift from economic activity based on fossil

fuels to one based on non-fossil fuels and from reliance on non-renewable and

depleting sources of energy to renewable sources of energy. In this strategy, the sun

occupies centre-stage, as it should, being literally the original source of all energy.

gt; gt;We will pool our scientific, technical and managerial talents, with sufficient financial

resources, to develop solar energy as a source of abundant energy to power our

economy and to transform the lives of our people. Our success in this endeavour will

change the face of India. It would also enable India to help change the destinies of

people around the world.


Achievements in Solar Photovoltaics in India (Download slides)

Grid Interactive Renewable Power during 2009-10

About 2330 MW grid-interactive renewable energy has been achieved

during 2009-10. This consists of 1565 MW of wind power, 305 MW of

small hydro power (upto 25 MW), 209 MW of co-generation bagasse

and 153 MW of biomass power (Agro residues). Over 8 MW of solar

power and 4.7 MW of waste to energy were also added during the year.

Following the targets achieved in 2009-10, the cumulative

achievement in grid-interactive renewable energy was 16817 MW.

Source : MNRE


Solar Radiation Map of Our Country

Govt. of India – MNRE’s Solar Mission Document

Final Guidelines of JNNSM (includes schedule for implementation)

Major Applications of Solar Energy


Grid Connected MW Power Plants

Root Top PV Systems

Off Grid & Grid Tied  PV Systems

Solar Thermal Water / Space Heating Systems and Concentrated Solar Power

Solar Collectors

Concentrated Solar Power

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