GoI develops cost effective Solar Receiver Tube Technology
Scientists from ARCI-International Advanced Research Centre for Powder Metallurgy and New Materials operating under DST (Department of Science and Technology), Ministry of Science & Technology have developed cost effective solar receiver tube technology.
About the Technology
The tubes developed absorbs solar energy and converts the heat to required application. They provide high resistance to corrosion especially to Indian weather conditions.
The Technology is a wet chemical process that is used to coat stainless steel tubes that are used in industrial heat applications. The tubes manufactured by this technology absorbs 93% of radiant energy and 14% of emittance. Emittance is the amount of light emitted by an area of a radiating surface.
The invention of the technology is highly important as the Indian Industries are currently importing high end Concentrating Solar Panel receivers for CST (concentrating solar Technologies).
The technology will help India achieve its solar energy target of 100 GW by 2022.
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