The renewable energy laboratory provides training for students in fundamental and applied research associated with the development and optimization of new solar energy technologies.
Laboratory is equipped with I-V Curve Tracer, Single Phase String Inverter, Pyranometers , Data Logger (micro logger), Testo IR Camera System, 3-Cup Anemometer, Wind Speed & Direction, RTD, AC & DC Energy Meters , Solar PV Modules, Web based s/w for data-logging etc.,
Faculty In-charge: N Ramchander, Assoc Prof, EEE.
Power system analysis lab is a computer model that mimics the operation of a real or proposed Power Engineering system. Simulation tool helps in validating the ideas and new concepts which born’s in an engineer’s mind which seeks for solution to a problem. Sophisticated Computer programs are used in Laboratory for the purpose of analysis.
This lab houses 18 Laptops with a Configuration of Core i3 processor, 2.4 GHz processor, 4GB RAM, 500 GB hard disk.
The lab is equipped with electrical system simulation software like MATLAB, SIMULINK, MULTISIM, Power Trans, Power Net and Power GIS. One can learn to solve various problems of electrical systems and study the stability by converting them to mathematical models. A complex system can be analyzed for optimization in a cost effective manner. Various tool boxes like Power System toolbox, Artificial Neural Networks tool box, Fuzzy Logic tool box, and Control Systems toolbox are also available for the students to train.
Faculty In-charge: Dr. D Gireesh Kumar, Assoc. Prof., EEE.
The ATL lab is also used as research laboratory for faculty and students’ management is giving funds for interdisciplinary projects in the institute. ATL provides a rich, authentic learning experience for students. It is a real time platform for the students to learn and experience engineering design process, to apply their academic skills in a real world, context, and to develop important workplace skills not usually taught in the classroom. ATL lab trains students and faculties in developing projects related to differently abled people and are presented in the competitions held at various other colleges.
- Training of students in installation of the PV modules, balance of systems and instruments. The measuring instruments used for this project use cutting edge technology and have been sourced by Elkem and Titan from leading vendors in the world. The performance of the modules in terms of energy generation and so on can be monitored from any part of the world. The Governments if India & Norway had signed a protocol some years ago for the promotion of various technologies including clean and green technologies. BVRIT as the academic partner has entered into a three way tie up with Elkem solar, Norway (Research partner) and Titan Energy Systems Ltd (Industry Partner). Elkem Solar, Norway, have developed solar grade silicon cells that are converted into photovoltaic (PV) module.
- Exposure of students to state-of-the-art technology in terms of PV modules, measuring instruments, sensors, data acquisition with associated software and evaluation techniques
- Developing the analytical skills of students by giving them an opportunity to involve themselves in a long-term performance study and interpret/analyze the data acquired
- An excellent paradigm for industry, academia and R&D collaboration – a Win-Win situation for all. Such an initiative would constitute the first step in establishing a full-fledged Centre of Excellence for Solar Energy at BVRIT.