Centre for Solar Energy Materials (CSEM)

Centre for Solar Energy Materials (CSEM)

The emergence of new solar energy technologies has been a potential game changer in the modern era of power generation. The flourishing solar energy technologies and associated R & D in the development of new technologies are boosted with the India's Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNSM). Centre for solar Energy Materials (CSEM) at ARCI has been established with a futuristic ideology of development and demonstration of various eco-friendly and economically viable technologies in the field of solar photovoltaic and solar thermal.

1.Perovskite Solar Cells

  • High Performance Perovskite Solar Cells Through Solution and Vapour Process
  • Highly Moisture Stable Quasi 2-D Perovskite Solar Cells
  • Transparent Perovskite Solar Cells for Smart window application

2.CIGS thin film Solar Cells

  • CIGS thin film Solar Cells by combination of Sputtering & Selenization Process
  • CIGS/CIS thin film Solar Cells by Electro deposition and Nano-Ink-based route
  • Flexible CIGS thin film Solar Cells

3.Solar Thermal

  • Selective absorber tubes for low, medium and high temperature applications
  • Nano Heat Transfer Fluids (nHTF) for thermal storage and Heat transfer applications
  • Durable Reflective Mirror for Concentrated Solar Thermal Systems
  • Selective absorber coatings by electrodeposition route for low and medium temperature applications

4.Function Materials & Coatings

  • Easy to Clean Coatings for dust cleaning of PV panels and other applications
  • High performance broad-band AR coatings for PV and CSP applications
  • Dual functional coatings (Antireflective and Antifogging)
  • Smart carbon TiO2 nanocomposite materials for self-cleaning application
  • High crystalline TiO2 and ZrO2 nanoparticles for PV and other applications

5.Performance evaluation and testing of PV modules & Solar Receiver tube

  • PV cells/modules by STD test and field validation
  • Receiver tube through heat loss and heat gain measurements by Parabolic Test Rig