British and Indian researchers are working together to combine solar power with bio-mass and hydrogen to create a Bio-CPV uninterruptible power supply.
British and Indian researchers are working together, in the hope that a low-cost combination of solar power with bio-mass and hydrogen will create a Bio-CPV uninterruptible power supply.
The project is expected to generate power tt about 45 households in a remote village in West Bengal by 2016. It has been jointly funded by Research Councils UK and India’s department of science and technology.
"Descentralised hybrid power plants with different renewable technologies can be the most efficient, cheap and sustainable options for rural electrification,” said UK project leader Professor Tapas Mallick in the research paper related to the project.
The biomass and hydrogen will be produced locally.
The research, which began in 2012, is being conducted by scientists from British universities in Sheffield, Exeter and Nottingham, and the Indian institutions Visva-Bharati, IIT Madras and IIT Bombay.