The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, GoI, had selected WISE as one of the consulting agencies for executing the UNDP-GEF project on ‘Market Development of Concentrating Solar Technologies (CSTs) for Community Cooking, Cooling, and Laundry Applications in Hospitals and Hospitality Sectors’. One of the important assignments under this project involved preparing four short films on success stories of CST projects and brochures of four case studies. These films were created in-house by the Centre for Solar Energy, WISE. These were screened during the business meets organized in major cities in eight states of India and were appreciated by the participants, since it provided a live showcasing of operational CST systems along with interviews of the end-users. This resulted in generation of 103 enquiries and 30 proposals, which was the main objective of the project.

Recognizing the importance of the films and case studies, MNRE decided to display them at the National Workshop on Solar Thermal Systems and Award Distribution function held at Hotel Ashok, New Delhi, on 17 December 2013. During the inaugural function, Hon’ble Minister, MNRE, Dr Farooq Abdullah released the knowledge documents prepared by WISE and other consultants. Dr Sudhir Kumar, Jt. Director & Head, Centre for Solar Energy, represented WISE on this occasion. Thereafter, the knowledge documents were distributed to all the participants.