NTPC Energy Technology Research Alliance ( NETRA ) the R& D arm of NTPC is collaborating with prestigious German Institute of Solar Energy (ISE), Fraunhofer, Freiburg for joint research on Solar PV and CPV technologies. NETRA plans to set up 53 kWp CPV system and dual axis based test tracker fabricated by ISE, for field performance evaluation of CPV and PV technologies.
A three day seminar with discussion on installation of CPV & test trackers and site finalization was held recently in NETRA by Dr Gerald Siefer, Scientist, Head of Team III-V Cell and Module Characterization Division Materials – Solar Cells and Technology, ISE, Fraunhofer Institute, Germany.
NETRA plans to set up state of the art evaluation facilities for CSP, CPV, and Solar PV and conduct various programs for knowledge sharing, capacity building with German Institutions DLR Cologne and Institute of Solar Energy (ISE), Fraunhofer, Freiburg on Solar Energy Research. The program is funded by German Government under the aegis of Indo-German Research Cooperation.