Renewable Energy (RE) is now making a noticeable impact especially in the lives of rural masses. Simultaneously though, its use for urban and semi-urban applications is also growing by the day. The Indian RE programme was amongst the first few such programmes to shape up globally. Since then, it has assumed respectable market leadership position in a few areas moreso in wind energy and solar energy. Solar technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on the way they capture, convert and distribute solar energy.Solar Energy products like solar panels are now widely being used in India and other parts of the world.
The Solar Energy of India (SESI), established in 1976, and having its Secretariat in New Delhi, is the Indian Section of the International Solar Energy Society (ISES). Its interests cover all aspects of renewable energy, including characteristics, effects and methods of use, and it provides a common ground to all those concerned with the nature and utilization of this renewable non-polluting resource.
The Society is interdisciplinary in nature, with most of the leading energy researchers and manufacturers of renewable energy systems and devices of the country as its members.
National Institute Of Technology, Silchar (राष्ट्रिय प्रोढ्योगिकी संस्थान, सिल्चर) is one of the 30 National Institute of Technologys of India and was established in 1967 as a Regional Engineering College in Assam. In 2002 it was upgraded to the status of National Institute of Technology and was declared as Institute of National Importance under the National Institutes of Technology Act, 2007.
It is situated on the banks of river Barak and with a sprawling campus spread over 600 acres of land on the outskirts of Silchar.