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    Government to launch solar research center at educational institution

    Government to launch Solar Energy Harnessing Centre at IIT Madras for research on solar cells.

    The centre will focus on a wide range of research and development activities such as silicon solar cells that promise high efficiency and are suited for Indian conditions. The centre would also work on solar thermal technologies, energy storage and frontier areas on the utilization of solar energy to produce fuels.

    • By adopting resource efficient measures, the Indian PV solar manufacturing sector can reduce its material requirement from estimated 12 million tons to 8.2 million tons by 2030.
    • This will also increase efficiency from 6% in 2018 to more than 30% in 2030.


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