The Department of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced Tuesday that it had hosted a series of webinars on clean energy achievements. These webinars began on March 15 and will last 75 weeks from that date, the ministry said in a statement.
As part of the commemoration of 75 years of Indian independence, “Bharat Ka Amrut Mahotsav,” the MNRE has hosted a series of webinars on achievements in new and renewable energy, the statement said.
On April 1st, a webinar on “Solar parks in India” was organized to discuss the progress in the development of solar parks in the country. Around 350 participants took part in the event. The panelists shared their experiences on this topic and highlighted the main challenges.
An interactive webinar with manufacturers / developers of biogas plants was organized on April 12th to discuss the development of the biogas sector in the country.
The focus of the webinar was on new technologies and successful case studies, but also on the challenges of scaling the biogas program. The results of this webinar will help the MNRE to implement the National Biogas Program better and more effectively.
On April 16, the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous institute of the Ministry, organized a webinar on “Research and Innovation in Solar Energy”. During the webinar, current research and innovations in the field of solar energy and the extent of commercialization of the products developed by NISE were discussed. Around 200 participants took part in the webinar.
Another workshop on ‘Photovoltaic R&D Vision 2026: Role of Government, Industry and NCPRE’ was organized by the National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE), IIT-Bombay on behalf of MNRE on April 26, 2021 The workshop consisted of Develop concrete ideas and figure out how MNRE, NCPRE and industry can work together to support Aatmanirbhar Bharat (Independent India) for the next decade.
Industry delegates discussed the needs, areas and specific technology sectors in which they would like to work with NCPRE. The industry also stressed the need for hands-on training programs for working professionals to improve their skills in the latest technologies.
On May 5th, the National Institute of Bio Energy (NIBE), an autonomous institute of the Ministry, in partnership with German RETech, Germany, hosted a webinar on “Rice straw biogas technology and its implementation”.