ARCI Develops Lead-Free Perovskite Photodetector

Researchers at the International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy & New Materials (ARCI) in Hyderabad, India, have innovated an organic-inorganic halide perovskite photodetector utilizing magnesium as a partial substitute for lead. The ARCI breakthrough represents a major stride in enhancing the safety of solar energy generation. Lead is a heavy metal that has highly […]

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Germany’s Consul General Says Germany Looking to Partner with K’taka on Renewable Energy

Achim Burkart, Consul General, German Consulate, Bengaluru, has said that Germany is looking for partnership with Karnataka. The country is eager to work with the Indian state on green and renewable energy projects. Burkart established that Karnataka boasts of the highest share of renewable energy mix. This fact makes it an ideal destination for exploring […]

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LoI Signed Between DST & Germany’s Fraunhofer ISE to Facilitate Clean Energy

In a move towards fulfilling  the goal of decarbonizing their economies, India and Germany have signed a Letter of Intent (LoI) for a long-term collaboration focusing on hydrogen and clean energy technologies. The LoI was signed between the Department of Science and Technology (DST) and Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE). Fraunhofer ISE […]

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Fish Gills Used to Develop Rechargeable Metal-Air Battery

Scientists at INST, Mohali, under DST have come up with an efficient, low-cost electro-catalyst from fish gills that can help develop rechargeable batteries Scientists at the Institute of Nano Science and Technology (INST), Mohali, an autonomous institute under the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, have recently come up with an efficient, low-cost […]

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DST Sets up 4 Centers for R&D in Clean Energy Storage Technologies

The Indian government has stepped up its efforts to find solutions for energy storage with 4 centers as the country plans to increase the Renewable energy share in its energy mix. Identifying the need for renewable energy in the country’s power mix, the Department of Science and Technology (DST) is gearing up its forces towards […]

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India Completes Solar PV Target 4 Years Early: DST Advisor

India has achieved its solar power target 4 years ahead of its schedule, as a part of its climate change mitigation strategy, a senior official has said India has achieved its solar power target four-years ahead of its schedule, as a part of its climate change mitigation strategy, a senior official of the Central government’s Department of Science and Technology […]

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Greener Buildings in Orissa. Govt to consider Solar Power in Building Laws

The Department also seeks to make adherence to energy efficient building code mandatory for obtaining the building plan approval in Urban Local Bodies. The state government of Odisha may soon make it mandatory for buildings to install solar panels on rooftops by making a provision in the building plan approval. In support of the new […]

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Govt to Launch Technology Centres on Solar Energy in Chennai

The DST-IITM Solar Energy Harnessing Centre will focus on a wide range of research and technology development activities such as silicon solar cells that promise high efficiency and are suited for Indian conditions. The Department of Science and Technology is launching three technology centres in Chennai. The three centres will be located at the Indian […]

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