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Solar Radiation Laboratory
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has selected the IIT Jodhpur campus site as one of their solar radiation centers. Solar radiation measurement (Global and Direct), Humidity, Ambient temperature, Rain gauge and wind speed measurement are carried out at this center and the data is transmitted via a satellite link to the MNRE nodal center C-WET in Chennai. The instruments in this laboratory are powered by a couple of solar panels. The data collected from this center enables the solar resource assessment required for the setting up of solar thermal and solar photovoltaic power plants as outlined in the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM).