IIT Bombay helps Rajasthan tribal communities set up solar manufacturing plant

IIT Bombay helps Rajasthan tribal communities set up solar manufacturing plant

A solar module manufacturing plant fully owned and operated by local tribal communities is being set up in Dungarpur, Rajasthan with the help of IIT Bombay.

The Institute has helped implement this first-of- its-kind solar photovoltaic (PV) module manufacturing plant, which will be completely owned and operated by tribal women in Dungarpur, Rajasthan, according to a release.

The institute’s director Devang Khakhar said, “IIT Bombay is taking significant steps to contribute positively in energy scenario of the country not only through academics but also by undertaking scientific and social projects”.

“This first-of- its-kind manufacturing plant will be a game changer in off-grid solar power scenario of India. This project will boost the confidence of people in solar PV technology by not only creating jobs for local people but also enabling long-term sustenance of solar products,” said Chetan Singh Solanki, principal investigator of the Million SoUL Project at IIT Bombay.
IIT Bombay has also started a Department of Energy Science and Engineering and established a National Centre for Photovoltaic Research and Education. In the space of renewable energy technology, IIT Bombay has lead projects which provide solar lamps to school students across India. Read More…

Credit By :  Economics Times Indiatimes

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