IIT-M solar inverter system wins award
Indian Institute of Technology-Madras has won the 2017 Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Spectrum(वर्णक्रम) Technology in the Service of Society Award for its solar-direct current (DC) inverter system. The system, developed using microgrid technology, converts (रूपांतरितकरना) in-home power distribution from 230V Analog Current to 48V DC to directly power appliances ( उपकरण) and devices.
The system is also equipped (सुसज्जित) to tap rooftop solar power, making it the most energy efficient solution for homes and offices. It was developed by Centre for Decentralised(विकेंद्रीकृत) Power Systems at IIT-M.