Industry, academia join hands to combat energy crises at Amity international conference

Industry, academia join hands to combat energy crises at Amity international conference
Amita Jain | Feb 12, 2019 - 5:56 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI, FEBRUARY 12: To further the goals for sustainable and renewable power resources, Amity Institute for Advanced Research and Studies (Materials & Devices) along with Amity Institute of Renewable and Alternative Energy are organizing an international Industry-Academia meet on ‘Efficient Solar Power Generation and Energy Harvesting’.

More than 60 invited lectures, 20 oral and 70 posters would be presented in the 3-day conference from top Institutes of India and abroad. A Special Session on ‘Industry-Academia Meet - Panel Discussion’ will be organized on February 13, 2019, in which more than 20 Industrialists/ Representatives from Solar Industries will participate along with Academicians and members from the Ministries.

Dr. Sanjay Bajpai, Head of Solar Mission, Department of Science and Technology (DST), present on the occassion said this was an important event as it aims to bring the industry and the institution together. “This is the best time to pursue clean energy research and innovation because of the need for sustainable development. R&D are going to be very important tools to accelerate clean energy innovations. We need innovations which not only generate electricity but also meet energy requirements in all aspects,” he said. He also said that research should be guided by need of the industry and the industry should utilize solar energy to mitigate climate change. Addressing the challenges of scarcity of energy resources, he averred that Electrical Mobility and Artificial Intelligence could become viable solutions for energy crisis in India.

Chief Guest on the occasion, Prof. K.L Chopra, Former Director, IIT Kharagpur, discussing about the innovations, he said that thin film solar cells could be possible alternative for the non- renewable sources of energy. He opined that basic courses on thin film technology should be taught in universities. Encouraging students he said, “It is not the instrument but your own talent and skill which would lead India in the field of science.”

The Conference will provide a platform to discuss the major goals such as increasing the efficiency of conversion and reduce the cost. It will also provide an opportunity to discuss the application for solar energy in other sectors like agriculture, communication, transport, environment and many others.

During the three-day conference, several technical sessions will be held to discuss on topical issues such as Increasing efficiency in Flexible organic solar cells and modules, Challenges and progresses of Energy Storage in form of latent heat of paraffin wax, Recycling pathways for solar panels after their end of life, Transition to Solar dominant energy mix for India amongst others.

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