IIT – Kharagpur will lead a UK-India Joint Virtual Centre in Clean Energy in partnership with a consortium to develop innovative solutions for integration of renewable energy and storage into the Indian and UK power grid….reports Asian Lite News
The multi-institutional centre at IIT – Kharagpur named UK-India Clean Energy Research Institute (UKICERI) will work towards technological innovations on a range of issues related to power network, storage and solar PV systems: all to promote massive scale integration of solar power at different voltage levels for on and off-grid.
“This will also target remote isolated areas that are not connected to the national grid and are dependent on local electricity generation, which makes them vulnerable in times of shortage of power,” the statement said.
The proposed research aims to make the energy generation and delivery system a reliable, affordable and sustainable option in both Britain and India.
“This would be carried out through underpinning research in power electronics, power network, accurate forecasting, energy storage and their smooth integration. The highlight of the consortium is development of innovative and indigenous technology for promotion of solar power industries in India and UK,” said Chandan Chakraborty, who is leading the project from India.