Welspun Energy, on Tuesday, announced its plans to set up a research laboratory in Gujarat for advancement of solar technology in partnership with Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI).

In a statement here, the company said the proposed laboratory would study different solar technologies for their performance in Indian terrain and climatic conditions. A MoU has been signed with Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) in this connection recently. “Welspun Energy has been stressing the need to develop indigenous solar energy research and study facilities. Results of these studies can greatly help independent power producers (IPPs) such as Welspun Energy in improving performance of their solar power projects,” the statement said.

The organisation will also be working closely with students. Welspun Energy will be designing and offering internship programmes to students of University’s Solar Programme. Welspun Co-Founder and Managing Director Vineet Mittal said solar energy industry in India was still young, with some amount of research carried out in India for standardisation and technology selection. A student exchange programme had also been initiated by Welspun Energy with the Singapore Management University, he added.

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