New Delhi, July 18: An easy to use mobile app ‘ARUN’ launched for the promotion of solar rooftop systems and assistance of installations of solar rooftop systems. This App is a simple which will be useful for layman or an agency for installation of Solar Rooftop in their premises. The App is developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE).
In today’s fast paced world, phones are not just used for calling, playing games etc. but with smartphones, we can schedule our complete day, check emails, make conference calls, connect using the social network and a perform a host of other activities. Hence the proposal of a mobile app for promoting and installation of solar rooftop power system came to NIC.
The main functionalities of the App includes basic things to be known about solar rooftop systems, Guidelines for installation of Solar rooftop systems, a calculator for calculating the cost of installations, Method of installation of Solar rooftop systems, the schemes and policies related to solar rooftop system of different states, List of State Nodal Agencies and approved private agencies in your state, Frequently Asked Questions about Solar rooftop and the feedback about the App or if you want to enquire something related to Solar rooftop.
In short, this mobile application is a simple guide for solar rooftop system and the prevailing subsidies and related policies of the country. It also provides a calculator for calculating the cost of installation of rooftop systems based on some parameters and provision for submitting the installation request to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy. The app will also provide a list of all approved agencies of the Ministry.
Previously, to manage and monitor the installation of solar rooftop system an online portal namely SPIN has been designed and developed by National Informatics Centre, MNRE. This portal can be accessed by www.solarrooftop.gov.in. Around 1200 agencies were empanelled online by MNRE using this portal. The data related to the installations are already started to enter in SPIN. Based on the coordinates of installation Geo tagging has also done with the help of ISRO. As of now around 1500 plus users are using this portal.