New Delhi: Moser Baer and IIT-Kanpur plan to undertake R&D programmes in futuristic clean energy technologies in photovoltaic and solid state lighting.
The projects will focus on energy generation using solar photovoltaics and energy-efficiency using organic solid state lighting. The research work will be conducted from IIT-Kanpur and MBI will extend a fund of Rs25 lakh annually and work closely towards successful completion of this initiative.
''We will direct our joint multi-year programs towards addressing clean energy and energy efficient technologies," saysDr G Rajeswaran, group chief technology officer, Moser Baer. "Our joint research programs in solar photovoltaic and solid state lighting technologies will be of great relevance to India's future energy needs in grid-connected and off-grid segments.''
Prof. Sanjay G Dhande, director IIT Kanpur said, ''So far, faculty and students of IIT Kanpur have developed excellent research partnership with global companies like Chevron, Intel and Boeing. It is time now that Indian institutions and Indian companies join hands for developing innovative ideas which are converted into successful economic ventures."
According to Dhande, IIT Kanpur has established a centre for research on organic electronics and large area electronics, an area in which world leadership is still evolving.
"The centre, which is well-supported by government funding, will also endeavour to bring industry-academia-government, all on the same platform, working towards a common goal to develop inexpensive, clean and green technologies for the country's energy needs.
Scientists and technologists drawn from various disciplines at IIT Kanpur will actively support this collaborative work taken up under the MoU with Moser Baer,'' he added.
The project areas would include organic photovoltaic technology for solar power generation and super efficient white organic light emitting diode technology for lighting applications to replace the heat generating incandescent bulbs, that have been banned in many Western countries.