Financing Programme on Research Cooperation in Innovative Climate Technology - 13_I_141 - 728 - Internationale Climate Initiative (IKI)

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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.

Project data


Implementing organisation:
KfW Entwicklungsbank

Partner institution(s):
  • Ministry of New and Renewable Energy - India, Ministry of Power - India, Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) - India
  • Ministry of Power - India,National Thermal Power Corporation Limited - India

BMU grant:
€ 5,000,000

09/2013 till 06/2020