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IIT-Madras Develops Sindhuja-I

Published on December 07, 2022
Current Context: The researchers at the IIT-Madras developed an Ocean Wave Energy Converter called Sindhuja-I.
IIT-Madras Develops Sindhuja-I
  • Sindhuja-I translates to “created from the ocean” and is capable of generating electricity from sea waves.
  • It was funded by the Government of Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through the Australian Alumni Grant Scheme 2022.
  • The storage system was designed by the MCKV Institute of Engineering, West Bengal and the GKC Institute of Engineering and Technology, West Bengal.
  • The trial was successfully completed by the research team of IIT-Madras in collaboration with Virya Paramita Energy (VPE) Pvt. Ltd and MNNIT, Allahabad.
  • The device is deployed 6 km off the coast of Tuticorin, Tamil Nadu with a depth of 20 m.
  • This Ocean Wave Energy Converter aims to generate 1 MW of power from ocean waves in the next 3 years.


Q.1 Which of the following institutes recently developed an Ocean Wave Energy Converter called Sindhuja-I?
a. IIT-Mumbai
b. IIT-Madras
c. IIT-Delhi
d. IIT-Kanpur

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