IISc Banglore bagged solar panel research and development contract from US Military

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Who: IISc Banglore
What: Bagged solar panel R&D contract from US Military
When: 9 December 2015

The prestigious Indian Institute of Science (IISc) Banglore on 9 December 2015 bagged a US military contract for research and development on solar powered micro-grid.

It is one of the rare instances that an Indian scientific institute has been awarded a federal contract by the US military.

Highlights of the contract

The federal contract worth 52900 US dollars was awarded by the US Pacific Air Forces, Yokota Air Base in Japan.

The contract is awarded to develop solar powered micro-grid with battery and supercapacitor energy storage system.

About Indian Institute of Science

Indian Institute of Science is a public university for scientific research and higher education located in Bengaluru.

The institute was established by Jamsetji Tata in 1909.

It acquired the status of a Deemed University in 1958.

As per the criteria of Citations per Faculty in 2014 and 2015, the institute has been ranked at number 11 and 18 respectively worldwide.

It was the first Indian institute to feature on Times Higher Education World University Rankings for engineering and technology in the year 2015-16 at 99th position.