The objective of this ten day seminar was not just to create awareness among colleges and institutions but, also to adopt Renewable Energy as one of the fastest solution for our growing energy needs. More than 750 principals and correspondents from various renowned colleges and officials from MNRE participated in the seminars.
Exclusive opportunities for Colleges and institutions to adopt Renewable Energy
MNRE provides good subsidy (ranging from 30% to 75%) for installation of Solar Water Heating Systems and Wind-Solar Hybrid Systems through Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency.
A Solar Water Heating system of 100 litres capacity saves 1500 units of electricity annually. MNRE provides subsidy as furnished below:
S. No No. of Persons
Cost (Rs) Eligible Subsidy
from GOI (Rs)
Wind-Solar Hybrid System can be installed at the roof top and the area required for the installation of solar panel will be 8 sq.m/kw. The pay back will be around 7-8 yrs. MNRE provides subsidy as furnished below:
Capacity (KW) Cost (Rs) GOI Subsidy (Rs)
10 20,00,000 15,00,000
25 48,00,000 37,50,000
50 90,00,000 75,00,000
Biogas generated from biogas plants can be used as a replacement of LPG towards cooking and other water heating applications. Also power generation can be achieved through biogas engines, for which MNRE provides subsidy @ Rs.40,000/- per KW:
S.No Bio Gas Plant Size
(Rs. in lakhs)
up to Food Waste up to (Kg) Savings
(Kg) Savings in fuel cost/day
The applications seeking subsidy in respect of the above systems can be submitted to Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency, Chennai - 600 006 upto January 15th 2012.
For further queries, please contact:
W. Duke Christopher Daniel,
Deputy General Manager (solar)
Tel: 044 28224830 / Mob: +91 9841966327