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The Solar Energy Centre (SEC) serves as an effective interface between the Government and institutions, industry & user organizations for development, promotion and widespread utilization of solar energy in the country.

The functions of the Centre are as follows :

Research and development

  • Cooperation with institutions and industry Technology evaluation, testing and standardization
  • Evaluation of Technical, Environmental, and Economic performance
  • National Referral Test Facility
  • Developmental Testing
  • Coordination with Regional Test Centers (RTCs) and Standards Organizations

Human resource development

  • Visitors Programme
  • Training, workshops, symposia and seminars

Advisory and consultancy services

  • International cooperation
  • Plantation of Jatropha curcas for production of Bio-diesel