IIT Kharagpur Will Lead UK-India Joint Virtual Centre

KOLKATA:  According to a statement released by Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (IIT – Kharagpur) today, the pioneer institute will lead a United Kingdom -India Joint Virtual Centre in Clean Energy. This Joint Virtual Centre will be in partnership with a consortium to develop innovative solutions for integration of renewable energy and storage into the Indian and UK power grid, reported Indo-Asian News Service.

The University of Loughborough will lead the project from UK along with Imperial College, London, Manchester University, Warwick University and five other universities and many industries from that country, reports PTI.

UK-India Clean Energy Institute (UKICERI), the multi-institutional centre at Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur will work towards technological innovations on a set of areas related to power network, storage and solar photovoltaic (PV) systems. Major purpose of this is to promote massive scale integration of solar power at different voltage levels for on and off-grid.

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