UK and Indian Universities partner to build 5 solar projects

A  consortium of 12 British and Indian universities including Oxford, Cambridge, Brunel and Imperial College London has received a grant worth GBP 7 million from the UK government to build five self-sufficient solar-powered buildings in remote Indian villages. The grant provided by the Global Challenges Research Fund is a part of a solar project called SUNRISE, which is aimed at developing printed PV cells and new manufacturing processes that can be used to manufacture solar energy products in India.