MIT – A group of academic & research institutions – commissioned the
Photovoltaics (PV) project to generate 5000 watts of electrical power
from the solar radiations.
Driven by advances in technology and increases in manufacturing scale and
sophistication, the cost of photovoltaics has declined steadily since the
first solar cells were manufactured. To provide the exposure of the world's
leading technology in Energy sector and to advance in clean-energy direction,
MIT initiated this energy project. The electricity generated from PV panels
is fed into MIT's grid. The working principle of the electricity generation is
shown in fig MIT PV.