To promote the effective, sustainable and innovative large-scale deployment of the micro
solar dome (MSD) for renewable energy applications and social empowerment of
rural communities through integrated techno-social interventions and feedback
the approach in marginalized, SC and ST population as a scalable solution addressing
energy poverty holistically.
This DST funded project under the Centre is a large scale deployment and assessment project which is in the process of providing providing 44,000 rural households with solar illumination and mobile charging facility for small rooms and households.
A large multidisciplinary team is working on both assessment of socio-cultural impact as well technological augmentation of the MSD to make it both sustainable and more effective.
Deployment and installation of 44,000 Micro Solar Domes in 10 states for SC and ST communities.
Training of local personnel for developing skills for installation and repair of MSDs for their sustainable use.
Procurement of materials such as Micro Solar Domes and Tools and Tackles required for the installation training program.
To conduct awareness programs among the users in several areas where MSDs will be installed.
Fabrication of special type MSD with additional features suitable for different
Roofing pattern and climatic condition.
Post Installation monitoring in association with IIT, Kharagpur and NBIRT
Specific Features of MSD:
1. Operates for a clean energy source
for day and night
2. Household lighting on 24 ×7 basis
3. Works as a room heater for cold
4. Mobile charging facility
5. Low cost, low maintenance and
6. Ideal for urban slums and rural
7. Emission reduction 27kg per
month by a single MSD
8. Can be connected with grid directly