Financing Programme on Research Cooperation in Innovative Climate Technology
As of: January 2020
Objective and activities
The project aims to deepen German-Indian research cooperation and disseminate knowledge about solar thermal electricity generation and concentrated photovoltaics (CPV). To this end, testing and measurement equipment, calculation tools, a 64 kW CPV system and a thermal energy storage facility are installed for research purposes together with NTPC Ltd., India’s largest power company. Employees of the NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance (NETRA) are trained in the new technologies and methods in cooperation with two German research institutions. Overall the project will strengthen applied research and technology transfer activities, and enhance the practical application of research findings in specific measures. It thus supports the Indian energy sector's low emissions development strategy and fosters global climate change mitigation. It will also help create highly skilled jobs in the area of climate technology research in India.