photovoltaic technology: Current Affairs, GK & News - 2020-2021

Import duty on Green Energy Equipment hiked by 20% in Budget 2020-21

Published: February 3, 2020

The Budget 2020-21 that was presented by the finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman in the Parliament increased the import duty of green energy equipment like cells by 20%. This is being implemented to drive local manufacturing of the equipment and lowering the import of low-quality Chinese equipment. The step is being introduced to protect the local ..

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IIT Hyderabad develops eco-friendly solar cells using Kumkum Dye

Published: July 29, 2019

A team from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Hyderabad has developed a Dye-Sensitised Solar Cell (DSSC) which is based on New Fuchsin (NF) dye with aqueous electrolyte and platinum-free counter electrodes. The research was published in Solar Energy journal. Key Highlights Need: Currently, most familiar solar cells today are made up of Silicon (Si) and ..

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