Analysis of India’s solar photovoltaics research output

Sinha, Bikramjit ; Joshi, Kirti


Knowledge of national research trends and thrust areas as well as R&D capability in solar photovoltaics has become all the more essential following the launching of the National Solar Mission in 2010. The present study analyzes the status of solar PV research in India encompassing aspects such as pattern of output, impact of research, thrust of research; identifies the leading agencies, institutes and authors including their research thrust. Finally, the paper looks into the pattern of collaboration in Indian solar PV research including academia-industry collaboration. The study concludes that a comprehensive mapping of solar PV R&D capability of India should be taken out on a priority basis in order to make effective R&D strategies to take advantage of supportive policy initiatives like the National Solar Mission.


Silicon; Non-Silicon; Dye-sensitized solar cells; R&D strategy; National Solar Mission

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