India suffers from chronic energy poverty. Even after 65 years of independence, one-third of India's households have no access to grid power. More than a million households go dark after sunset. But India’s energy poverty also provides an opportunity to design a new energy future for the world.

This guidebook has been developed to provide and overview of National Solar Energy Generation Programs within the umbrella Mission for the solar energy development in India i.e. the Jawahar Lal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) under the National Action Plan for Climate Change.

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched in 2009 to create policy conditions to make solar power as affordable as conventional power by 2022, and establish India as global leader in solar energy.

This document presents the description of visit to Sirsa District of Haryana, where solar energy project commissioned on April 15th 2011 under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (Off-grid Solar Photo voltaic applications),

The case study analyzes the lessons learnt from ground realities on implementation of solar energy systems in rural India. This is an excellent case of making policy-practice connect viable. Off Grid Energy Solutions are viable in remote corners of country with community ownership harvesting the benefits to the maximum extent.

The guidelines for off-grid and roof-top solar applications under Jawaharlal Nehru National solar Mission launched by Union New & Non Renewable resources minister Dr. Fahrooq Abdulla.

The objectives of this guidelines are: To promote off-grid applications of solar energy (both SPV and Solar Thermal) for meeting the targets set in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission for Phase-I; To create awareness and demonstrate effective and innovative use of Solar systems for individual/ community/ institutional/ industrial applications; To encourage innovation in addressing market

The Government has recently launched the Jawaharlal Nehru Solar Mission, which is a major initiative of the Government of India and State Governments to promote ecologically sustainable growth while addressing India's energy security challenge. It will also constitute a major contribution by India to the global effort to meet the challenges of climate change.

A wireless revolution has transformed telecoms in India and in other emerging markets. The electricity market, on the other hand, remains underdeveloped. We define Wireless Electricity as renewable energy produced within a few hundred meters of the point of consumption. A wireless revolution in electricity would solve the problem of electricity deficit, empower people at the bottom of the pyramid and mitigate the environmental impact of bringing hundreds of millions out of poverty as the Indian economy grows.

This document contains the Report of the working group on new and renewable energy for XITH five year plan (2007-12) .