The DST-IIEST Solar PV Hub is a joint initiative by Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and Centre of Excellence for Green Energy and Sensor Systems (CEGESS), Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology (IIEST), Shibpur supplemented by generous grants from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Govt. of India and Govt. of West Bengal to establish a state-of-the-art Solar Photovoltaic Hub in the campus.

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Objectives

  • To establish DST Solar Photovoltaic Hub at IIEST, Shibpur.
  • To set up an international standard ‘Industry compatible’ state of the art lab facilities for fabrication and characterization of silicon solar cells and modules
  • To help in adaptation of new PV technologies by the industry
  • To upgrade the existing solar PV systems as well as Organic & Perovskite solar cells to develop new type solar PV systems including storage in India

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Vision/MISSION

The vision of the hub is to introduce, practice and expand a sensible comprehensive strategy of photovoltaic technology education and research through different phases to improve lifestyle in environmentally friendly and non-polluting ways. Our vision also recognizes incubation of next generation green technologies through partnerships with academic institutions and the industries.

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