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:
- Focus efforts on high-impact fundamental and applied research and development (R&D) to create disruptive technologies in PV and CSP.
- Identify and quantify the critical technical, economic, and policy issues for solar energy development and deployment in India.
- Overcome barriers to technology transfer by teaming research institutions and industry in an effective project structure—cutting the time from discovery to technology development and commercialization, through effective coordination, communication, and intellectual property management.
- Create a new platform for bi-national collaboration using a formalized R&D project structure, along with effective management, coordination, and decision processes.
- Create a sustainable network from which to build large collaborations and foster a collaborative culture and outreach programs. This will include the use of existing and new methodologies for collaboration based on advanced electronic and Web-based communication to facilitate functional international focused teams.
- Create a strong workforce development program in solar energy science and technology.
Check the SERIIUS Web Gateway for various capabilities available through SERIIUS' central communications tool.
IISc-Bangalore Solar Thermal Project
Feb 26, 2017. "Science Monitor" is a weekly roundup of science and technology developments aired by Rajya Sabha TV. In a 4.5-minute video segment, Profs. Pradeep Dutta and Pramod Kumar explain work by their team at IISc-Bangalore on a lab-scale supercritical carbon dioxide Brayton cycle power plant.