National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous institution of Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE) Govt. of India, is the apex National R&D institution in the field Solar Energy. NISE assists the Ministry in implementing the National Solar Mission and to conduct research and build innovative technology related to Solar Energy.
Suryamitra skill development program is a flagship program under Honorable Prime minister‘s “Make in India” program. The Indian government has announced a goal of achieving 100GW of solar capacity by 2022. It is estimated that to achieve this goal of 100GW and for maintaining it we need skilled workforce.It is one of the prime objectives of NISE to create and train at least 1 million skilled solar work force to help the development of solar energy and also create a million jobs for the unemployed. In line with this objective the National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) proposed “Suryamitra” skill development program which provides skilled technicians for installation, commissioning, Operation & Maintenance in the field of solar technology. The main objective of this program is to train the youth who have passed 10+2 , ITI/diploma as field technicians to execute National Solar Mission (NSM) programs across the country. NISE is identifying a network of institutions through State Governments to conduct training programs, NISE is arranging funds for them them, and also monitoring them for proper execution. Separately, NISE is also organizing Suryamitra program in its own campus, and also in collaboration with State government, at various locations across the country. The duration of this skill development program is 600 hours (Approx. 90 days) with more emphasis on practical part( about 70%). The curriculum involves theory and practical knowledge about solar PV power plant, it's installation and maintenance. This is a residential program and it is completely free including boarding and lodging. Suryamitra Skill Development Programs are sponsored by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. of India.
NISE has developed this Surya Mitra Mobile app to provide Quality Services with respect to Installation, Services and Repairs at Customer's Door Step.It is a GPS based Mobile app which can be downloaded from the Android Play Store Free of Cost across India. Whenever people need any service or repair of their installed Solar PV systems they can use this app which will send the message to nearest Suryamitra who is a trained Solar personal to attend to the problem immediately. The purpose of this app is to reach the customers who intends to install a small SPV power plants or to get maintenance/repair of their existing SPV systems . This innovative mobile approach shall enhance the employment of trained youth in solar PV technology and also improve the businesses of solar entrepreneurs because quality servicing, maintenance and repairing professionals are now available to customers at the click of a button on their mobiles.
Suryamitras with the help of NISE will ensure standard functioning and servicing of PV and thermal systems to all customers.. NISE has checks and controls in place to ensure that all Suryamitras offer quality service at reasonable price to their customers. NISE has fixed a price Rs 150.00 per visit as a charge for Suryamitra Services.