IIT Kharagpur explores research in Emerging Areas of Energy

‘International Conference on “21st Century Energy Needs – Materials, Systems and Applications 2016’

There have been continuous debates on energy efficiency and move to alternate forms of energy resources. The concern seems very much relevant in the context depletion of fossil fuel reserves and global warming due to fossil fuel burning. It is even projected that may be completely depleted within next 50-75 years. Nuclear energy does not have gaseous pollution, but apart from apprehension of safety issues, nuclear waste poses serious health hazard. The resolution here is Renewable Energy sources, but such sources have low energy density thus generating less amount of power. Cost effective technologies are essential to fully exploit different sources of renewable - solar, wind, biomass, etc. Fast growing centralized and decentralized renewable energy production has put demands on energy storage and distribution.

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