Maharashtra Energy Development Agency - MEDA is a Maharashtra government institute run with the Federal Government of India, to regulate energy conservation and to promote the development of renewable energy in Maharashtra State, including solar energy, bio-energy and wind energy.
MEDA is also working as the State Designated Agency for energy conservation / energy efficiency activities in the State. The energy conservation activities are being promoted through various schemes from the state budget, including the scheme of installation of energy efficient street lights. Till now, over 138456 street lights in various gram panchayats have been replaced with CFL. The two important schemes launched by MEDA, which give financial assistance for demonstration projects of energy efficiency in government buildings and in urban local bodies, have been receiving enthusiastic response. The schemes relating to energy audit have also gained momentum. These schemes have introduced and strengthened.
Solar energy department is related to that energy which is produced by sun. Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaic, solar thermal energy, solar architecture. It is an important source of renewable energy and its technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on how they capture and distribute solar energy or convert it into solar power. Coordination Department.
Energy conservation is the effort made to reduce the consumption of energy by using less of an energy service. This can be achieved either by using energy more efficiently (using less energy for a constant service) or by reducing the amount of service used (for example, by driving less). Energy conservation is a part of the concept of Ecosufficiency. Energy conservation reduces the need for energy services and can result in increased environmental quality, national security, personal financial security and highert savings.