India preparing database of R&D accomplishments in renewable energy

New Delhi: The ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) says India’s research and development (R&D) accomplishments in renewable energy don’t get the recognition they deserve.

To correct this, the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government is now preparing a detailed database of such work, which it believes will help in shaping R&D road map for renewables in the country.

“R&D support in renewables has resulted in achievements in many areas. Putting biomass on technology ladder for various applications, technologies for bio-CNG, development of a number of solar technologies, industry-driven hydrogen energy research are some of the shining examples. However, India’s research and development accomplishment is not cited in a manner, as it deserves and has not been presented in a consolidated manner,” MNRE said in a note on Tuesday.

Thus, it has initiated an exercise for developing a compendium of India’s research accomplishments in renewable energy area.

“Five areas viz, solar PV (photo-voltaic), solar thermal, wind energy, biomass energy and new technologies are proposed to be covered,” the note said.

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