The centre is located at IIT Bombay. IIT Bombay was set up by an Act of Parliament and established in 1958, at Powai, a suburb of Mumbai. IIT Bombay has a strong tradition of inter-disciplinary activity. IIT Bombay has a two decade old tradition of running programmes in Energy. This led to the setting up of the Department of Energy Science and Engineering (DESE) at IIT Bombay in 2007, the first such Department at any major academic institution in India.
Today, the Institute is recognized as one of the centers of academic excellence in the country. Over the years, there has been dynamic progress at IIT Bombay in all academic and research activities. Concurrently, facilities and infrastructure have been improved to keep abreast with the best institutions in the world.
NCPRE has set up a full fledged facility for cell fabrication, characterization as well as PV modules and systems, and works on significant areas of research in these areas. Manpower training in PV through direct teaching, web and video courses, hands on training and through INPUP is envisaged.
In the second phase, the manpower training in PV through NCPRE will grow in magnitude as the JNNSM accelerates its efforts to meet the target of 20 GW by 2022. The NCPRE will be well placed with the sufficient experience and infrastructure for education and training to help the nation to meet its demand.