Prof. Shriram Paranjape
Director, School of Solar Energy
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University
Today it is more evident than ever before that energy is a vital and critical prerequisite of human life. Possibly, this fact has always been recognized by our sages, but in recent years modern life has added a sharp and anxious edge to our own realization of it.
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University (PDPU) has taken a significant step forward in establishing the School of Solar Energy, to conduct teaching and research in the technologies needed to deliver energy efficiently and on an environmentally sound basis to meet the necessities of today’s life.
The School of Solar Energy provides an excellent academic and research environment for solar energy related studies. The school has adopted a collaborative approach to research, and is in contact with academics and scientists involved in solar energy research at other centers. Research plans are based on the fact that there are possibilities of achieving practical breakthroughs in this relatively nascent field, which could go a long way in addressing the energy issues of the world in the not-too-distant future.
Towards this objective, School of Solar Energy is developing research niches in the areas of photovoltaic cells, photovoltaic systems and components, solar thermal energy systems, system modeling and simulation, and energy efficiency.
Work at the School of Solar Energy will span the range from investigation of scientific fundamentals to applications of solar energy, including the development of production prototypes, demonstration systems and community outreach.
We invite you to work with us in realizing this dream!