Solar cells Current Affairs, GK & News

Solar cells  Current Affairs, GK & News

Govt. imposes safeguard duty on solar cells for one more year till July 2021

The government has imposed the safeguard duty of solar cells for one more year till July 2021 with the aim to protect the domestic manufacturers and discourage cheap imports from countries such as China. The same recommendation has also been given by the Directorate General of Trade Remedies, the investigative arm of the Ministry of ..

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Renewable Energy Parks to be set up in India

On April 18, 2020, the Ministry of Renewable Energy has initiated big action to set up Renewable Manufacturing parks in India. Highlights The Ministry of Renewable Energy initiated manufacturing hubs to meet domestic and global demands. In order to achieve this the central government has directed the states to identify land parcels between 50 acres ..

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

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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The researchers at IIT Hyderabad develop eco-friendly solar cells using kumkum dye

The scientists at IIT Hyderabad have developed low-cost, environment-friendly solar cells by employing an off-the-shelf dye used to make kumkum or vermilion in India. The Dye-Sensitised Solar Cell (DSSC) is based on New Fuchsin (NF) dye with aqueous electrolyte and platinum-free counter electrodes. The research is published in the Solar Energy journal. The most familiar ..

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IIT Hyderabad develops eco-friendly solar cells using Kumkum Dye

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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