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Ministry of Science & Technology to promote India’s first Start-up in Daylight Harvesting Technology

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  • March 5, 2022
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Ministry of Science & Technology to promote India’s first Start-up in Daylight Harvesting Technology

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-III: Science and Technology

In News: Ministry of Science & Technology has decided to promote a unique Start-up in latest Daylight Harvesting Technology

  • Aim: To reduce carbon footprint and improve the building energy efficiency.
  • The only Start-up company in India for Daylight Harvesting Technologies “Skyshade Daylights Private Limited” Hyderabad signed an MoU with Technology Development Board, a statutory body of Department of Science & Technology.
  • The company aims to create Green & Net zero buildings and to participate and contribute in national missions under the National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC).

Daylight Harvesting Technology

  • Daylighting is basically bringing natural sunlight inside the rooms. The solar energy spectrum has 45% energy as visible light and this can be used to harvest building illumination for about 9-11 hours a day. 
  • The Technology used is completely indigenous, economically viable and easy to deploy and needs minimal maintenance with longevity. 
  • Moreover, the proposed technologies, harvest huge quantities of sunlight for a building and make available for building illumination which reduces electrical lighting energy consumption by 70-80%, besides reducing air-conditioning (cooling load) consumption.

Significance

  • With the world’s largest expansion plan in renewable energy sector, India aims at universal access to sustainable energy solutions and to enable a low carbon future, with significant economic, environmental and social impact. 
  • The country has set an ambitious target to achieve a capacity of 175 GW of its energy requirement from renewable energy sources by the end of 2022, and committed to achieve 500 GW by 2030

News Source: PIB

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