IIT Roorkee and GIC Re to co-develop perovskite-based solar window technology

The Indian Institute of Technology Roorkee (IIT Roorkee) and General Insurance Corporation of India (GIC Re) have signed a partnership agreement to develop perovskite-based solar window technology that will enhance the solar power generation in India and lead to greater sustainable development.

The new solar window technology will be designed and developed by Prof. Soumitra Satapathi from the Department of Physics (IIT Roorkee) and his team. Under the program, semi-transparent perovskite solar cells will be developed for building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV). The new window solar technology will harness electricity during the daytime and reduce reliance on traditional electricity sources. 


The two entities – IIT Roorkee Development Foundation (IITRDF) and GIC Re – have entered into the partnership through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to step up the solar window technology to secure the future of the earth. IITRDF is a not-for-profit registered organization.

Posted: Mar 30,2023 by Roni Peleg