National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) is an umbrella organization of all solar energy stakeholders of India. This apex solar organization works in the area of policy advocacy and is a National Platform for addressing all issues connected with solar energy growth in India. It consists of leading international, National and regional companies and includes Solar Developers, Manufacturers, EPC Contractors, Rooftop Installers, System integrators, and Balance of Plant suppliers and manufacturers, Small and Medium Enterprises and works in a complimentary manner with the Central and State Governments for achieving India’s national solar target of 100 GW by 2022.
Some of the leading NSEFI Members started solar advocacy way back in 2006 when India was at zero Mega Walt India's first integrated Energy Policy was formulated. These leading NSEFI members successfully persuaded the Government of India to give a very high priority to Solar Energy in India's overall Energy Basket. Over the years NSEFI has contributed significantly in India ranking amongst the Top five Solar countries in the World, achieving a Solar capacity of over 24.0 GW today, starting from nearly zero MW in 2006.
NSEFI Covers all activities Solar PV, solar thermal (Both Small and big) off-grid, Rooftop solar, Micro and Mini grids, Rural electrification, solar agricultural Pumps, encouragement to R & D, capacity building, spreading awareness etc-with an avowed goal of Making Solar Energy Affordable for all.
NSEFI originally advocated the concept of Solar Plant on every Farm (Khet Khet Pe Solar) and Farmers supplying electricity to the Grid instead of asking for the same-thus contributing to the mitigation of Global Warming and Climate Change and help in achieving decentralized electricity generation. It is heartening to note that the Govt. Of India has accepted this concept In the recent Union Budget. Govt. Of Gujarat, has also floated the Sky power scheme on the line of the line of this Concept.
NSEFI is a founding member of the Global Solar Council (GSC) which was launched at Paris during UN COP 21 Climate talks In December 2015-as a private sector response to global warming and Climate Change. GSC consists of over 30 countries solar associations in the world and further growing - with the avowed goal of Solar Growth and spread throughout the world.NSEFI has been playing leading and active role in Global Solar Council (GSC). GSC recently signed on an agreement of Co-Operation at Munich, with the International SolarAlliance (ISA)
NSEFI Chairman Pranav R Mehta will take over as full fledged Chairman of Global Solar Council (GSC) on 01 January 2019.
NSEFI has done collaboration with many renowned international bodies well known in Renewable Energy all over the world.These MOU’s are established for a practical framework to facilitate the development of stronger business relations between two parties and to set forth the modalities of cooperation which can enhance the implementation of mutually beneficial trade and investment objectives..