University of Pune gets Rs 3-crore aid to set up solar lab

The Times of India is reporting that the University of Pune has received a Rs 3-crore grant from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to set up a solar lab in its School of Energy Studies.

Excerpts from the article:

The University of Pune’s School of Energy Studies has got a central grant of Rs 3 crore to set up a new research, development and testing laboratory for concentrated solar energy. The lab, once operational, will be among two labs of its kind in the country. The Solar Energy Centre in Gurgaon, Haryana, is already functional.

and, this is what the lab will focus on:

The lab will focus not only on research and development, but will also check the quality of components of concentrated solar energy systems. Concentrated solar power (CSP) systems use reflective surfaces like mirrors to concentrate a large area of solar thermal energy or sunlight into a small area. Such systems produce more electricity from heat energy as compared to conventional methods.

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