Piyush Goyal launches Suryamitra mobile app for Solar PV services

By : |June 10, 2016 0

Servicing and maintenance professionals for solar PV are now available to customers at the click of a button on their mobiles.

Suryamitra – a GPS-based mobile app – which will be useful in the field of renewable energy to serve customers at their doorsteps with installation, repair, and Observations and Measurements (O&M) services was launched by Piyush Goyal, Minister of State at the National Workshop on Rooftop Solar Power this week.

This app can handle thousands of calls simultaneously and can efficiently monitor all visits of Suryamitra’s has been developed by National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE), an autonomous institution of Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE).

‘Surya Mitra’ is a program initiated by the government for creating ‘skilled’ manpower in the field of Solar Energy.

Suryamitra will promote the businesses of solar entrepreneurs too. The trained Suryamitras have already joined the mobile app in several states. These Suryamitras will act as technical support for lakhs of off-grid solar PV systems installed across the country under the NABARD scheme, which requires regular maintenance.

NISE has fixed a price of Rs150 per visit as visiting charges for Suryamitra services and for installation and O&M charges, Suryamitras would charge as per MNRE advised rates.

MNRE has an ambitious target of installing 100,000 solar PV pumps in several states. The government hopes that the Suryamitra Mobile App would act as an effective catalyst in creating demand for solar products in the country and in offering employment and business opportunities for Suryamitras.

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