SERIIUS—the Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States—is co-led by the Indian Institute of Science (IISc)—Bangalore, India, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Golden, Colorado, USA.



Through an environment of cooperation and innovation "without borders," SERIIUS will develop and ready emerging and revolutionary solar electricity technologies—toward the long-term success of India's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Energy Mission and the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative.

Goal and Objectives.


SERIIUS will accelerate the development of solar electric technologies by lowering the cost per watt of photovoltaics (PV) and concentrated solar power (CSP). The six key SERIIUS objectives are the following:

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The organization and management structure of SERIIUS is represented below, including the names of some of the key personnel responsible for overall coordination and for leading the research thrusts.

Organizational diagram. At top are two yellow boxes: US-India Joint Clean Energy Research and Development Center, and Executive Oversight. These are connected to a large central blue box containing two Co-Directors, two Deputy Managing Directors, two Program Coordinators, and SERIIUS Council. This box is flanked by two smaller blue boxes representing the Industry Board and Technical Advisory Board. Connected below from the central box is a green box for Research Thrusts, which is further divided below into Sustainable PV, Multiscale CSP, and Solar Energy Integration.

SERIIUS organization and management structure.