08 June 2016 Current Affairs: Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal launched Surya Mitra mobile App at National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power in New Delhi on 7 June 2016.
The App will be very useful in the field of Renewable energy to serve customers at their doorsteps with quality installation, repair, and Observations and Measurements (O&M) services.
Surya Mitra Mobile App : The Mobile App was developed by National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) which is an autonomous institution of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE). It is a high end technology platform that can handle thousands of calls simultaneously and can efficiently monitor all visits of Suryamitra’s.
The trained Suryamitra’s who opts for entrepreneurship have joined in the Mobile App in several states.These Suryamitras are once again sensitized by NISE on soft skills Customer Relations Management, Punctuality and are now ready to deliver the services.
Uses of Surya Mitra App : This innovative mobile approach shall enhance the employment of trained youth in solar PV technology. It also improve the businesses of solar entrepreneurs because of quality servicing, maintenance and repairing professionals are now available to customers at the click of a button on their mobiles. The App can be utilized to maintain off grid Solar PV system to keep it in good condition. It would come handy with respect to O & M, Repair and maintenance of solar pumps.It will be very useful to maintain the existing solar water heater systems that are already installed in various states and to install new systems properly.
Suryamitra initiative : It is skill development program of the Union Government to create skilled manpower in installation, commissioning, and Operation & Maintenance of solar power plants and equipment.The objective is to provide employability and entrepreneurship to rural and urban youth & women.MNRE set a target of 50000 Suryamitras of skilled manpower in solar energy sector in next 3 years. It is funded completely by Union Government and is a residential program that is implemented by NISE across India.
National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) : It is an autonomous institution of Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE). It is the apex National R&D institution in the field Solar Energy.The institute is involved in demonstration, standardization, interactive research, training and testing of solar energy technologies and systems.
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