CHENNAI: IIT-Madras Research Park on Friday said it is collaborating with University of St Andrews (UoSA), UK, to help India achieve 100% of the country’s energy requirements through renewable energy.

The project – funded by the UK government – is aimed at sharing knowledge and understanding of low-carbon energy systems and showcasing examples of low-carbon energy in practice.

The partnership has already resulted in two successful joint seminars on the theme of Towards 100% Renewable Energy – Routes to Net Zero’ held in June, and the sessions led to discussions on different approaches and strategies to deliver low-carbon solutions, the Research Park said. The joint collaboration will be further supported through leveraging the expertise of IIT-Madras’ researchers, it added.

“Technology, research and innovation are at the heart of the UK-India relationship. I saw the partnership in action when I met researchers and entrepreneurs at IIT-Madras Research Park who are already at the cutting edge of India’s clean growth transition. The research partnership has great potential to develop world class energy systems and products as we build back better from the pandemic,” British high commissioner to India Alex Ellis said.

“Greenhouse emissions are a serious problem for the whole world. India has to do its bit. Commercial complexes like IITM Research Park (IITMRP), industries and high-income group urban housing need to take a lead and commit to use only green electricity and Green Hydrogen over the next decade. Technologies are available and innovative work cannot just make it more than economically viable.

IITMRP is working to move close to 100% RE by wheeling in solar and wind-based electricity and creating chilled water and Battery Storage for energy. At the same time, we work with other IIT-M faculty and researchers from other places on all other technologies, which would make India Green,” Ashok Jhunjhunwala, Institute Professor, IIT Madras, and President, IIT-M Research Park, said.

Author: Sindhu Hariharan
Oct 29, 2021
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