Tags: IIT Hyderabad

IIT Hyderabad develops low-cost, eco-friendly solar cells using ‘kumkum dye’

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, according to the research published in the Solar Energy journal. The most familiar […]

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Hyderabad-based PURE EV raises VC funding of $35 mn

The Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad on Wednesday said a start-up called PURE EV which was incubated by the institute has raised venture capital funding of $35 million (nearly Rs 240 crore). The funding comes ahead of the start-up’s commercial launch of high-speed and long-range scooters and motorcycles in October 2019 and early 2020 respectively. […]

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Solar News Wrap: SunPower, Solar Tariff, Adani Green and more

Here we bring you top headlines of the week from solar industry Power Minister RK Singh  assures support for development of power and renewable energy sector in Rajasthan SunPower sues former executive over trade secrets Solar power tariff remains low at Rs 2.5 per unit in SECI auction The solar industry needs to act proactively […]

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IIT Hyderabad improves solar cell efficiency using magnetic field

Researchers at IIT Hyderabad have developed a novel process to improve the performance of third generation solar cells using magnetic field. Working with dye sensitised solar cells (DSSC), they have shown that the incorporation of magnetic nanoparticles (Fe3O4) in the anode can enhance light-to-power conversion efficiencies.  Anode is the positively charged electrode by which the electrons leave an electrical device.  There is much promise […]

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