International Symposium on Photovoltaic Science and Technology
Important Date : Abstract Submission 15 Nov 2009       Important Date : Abstract Acceptance 25 Nov 2009       Important Date : Paper Submission 10 Dec 2009      Important Date : Symposium Date 13 Jan 2010       Important Date : Conclave Dates 8 15 Jan 2010      
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The National Conference on the Emerging Trends in the Photovoltaic Energy Generation and Utilization (NCETPEGU) was organized at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur during 27-29 March, 2008. The conference was successful at bringing together academicians, scientists and technologists working in universities, research institutes and industries at same platform to share their experiences, knowledge and expertise. It was inaugurated by Mr V Subramanian, then Secretary MNRE. Besides Indian participants, there was large participation of experts in PV from outside India. The indigenous Photovoltaic industries enthusiastically participated and brought their products in an exhibition. Panel discussion on "Strategies for PV in India" chaired by Prof KL Chopra, Ex-Director, IIT Kharagpur and well known expert in Photovoltaic brought to attention the importance and action required by Govt and other concerned. Participants were given prizes in Poster Paper presentation and Working Model Contest. Till the time of the NCETPEGU, many faculty members and scientists have been taking keen interest in different aspect of PV technologies. Institute is will to support the group and a decision has been made to set up a "Solar Energy Research Enclave". Seed money and land for setting up the same has been provided. The present Symposium will provide opportunity for academicians, scientists and technologists working in universities, research institutes and industries to interact and to move forward in right direction. As a part of Golden Jubilee celebration of Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, an eight days Energy Conclave will be held at IIT Kanpur from 8 to 15 Jan 2010. Following events in the form of workshops or seminars are being organized on energy technologies and policies to commemorate the occasion.

Schedule of the Symposium (PDF) and Schedule of Tutorials (PDF)