Solar cell research in India: A scientometric profile

DUTT, BHARVI ; Nikam, Khaiser


The study examines solar cell research in India as revealed by the publications indexed in Web of Science (WoS) for a period of 20 years from 1991 to 2010. It was seen that academic institutions contributed about half of the total output. Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science outperformed all other institutes in the country. Solar cell research by Indian scientists is well connected to international research trends in the field. The recent trends suggest more domestic and international collaborative research involving larger team sizes. More emphasis is being given to research on solar cells based on materials other than silicon.


Solar cell; Photovoltaics; Solar energy; Scientometrics; India

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