India and UK will establish a India-UK networked Centre on Solar Energy, as a part of their commitment to the Solar Alliance.
“We have agreed to establish India-UK Clean Energy R&D Centre on solar energy with joint investment of 10 million pounds,” said Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, while speaking at the India-UK Tech Summit. The reasearch and development center will be linked to India’s renewable energy mission and UK’s Supergens Programme. The research institute will focus on systems level design and development covering Solar energy generation, according to a government statement. “India would be investing Rs.50 crores over a period of five years with matching contribution from Research Council UK (RCUK) under the Newton-Bhabha Programme,” the government release added.