Industrial Visit to National Institute of Solar Energy,Gurgoan
13th October 2017
IEEE IAS Student Branch of Dronacharya College of Engineering, Gurgaon organized an industrial visit to "National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurgaon" on 13th October 2017. 35 students from Mechanical Engineering Department of DCE, Gurgaon along with faculty member Mr. Babalu Kumar (Assistant Professor, ME) visited the institute.
National Institute of Solar Energy(NISE), an autonomous institution of Ministry of New and Renewable (MNRE), is the apex National R&D institution in the field Solar Energy. The Government of India has converted 25 year old Solar Energy Centre (SEC) under MNRE to an autonomous institution in September, 2013 to assist the Ministry in implementing the National Solar Mission and to coordinate research, technology and other related works.
The students and faculty member were welcomed by Mr. Vikrant Yadav, Jr. Scientist at UNDP-GEF, National Institute of Solar Energy. He gave brief introduction to National Institute of Solar Energy (NISE) to the students. Later Mr. Vikrant Yadav and other Jr.scientist, Mr. Yogender Singh introduced the solar site which includes: Solar thermal Energy, Solar PV Bed and Hydrogen Fuel Station and described three concepts used at National Institute of Solar Energy, Gurgoan which were as follows:
Solar thermal Energy: Solar thermal energy is a form of energy and a technology for harnessing solar energy to generate thermal energy or electrical energy for use in industry, and in the residential and commercial sectors. Solar thermal collectors are classified as low-, medium-, or high - temperature collectors.
Hydrogen fuel Station: A hydrogen station is a storage or filling station for hydrogen, usually located along a road or hydrogen highway, or at home as part of the distributed generation resources concept. The stations are usually intended to power hydrogen vehicles, but can also be used to power small devices. Vehicles use hydrogen as fuel in one of several ways, including fuel cells and mixed fuels like HCNG. The hydrogen fuel dispensers dispense the fuel by the kilogram.
Solar Photo Voltaic Bed: Photovoltaics (PV) covers the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect, a phenomenon studied in physics, photochemistry, and electrochemistry. A typical photovoltaic system employs solar panels, each comprising a number of solar cells, which generate electrical power. The first step is the photoelectric effect followed by an electrochemical process where crystallized atoms, ionized in a series, generate an electric current. PV Installations may be ground-mounted, rooftop mounted or wall mounted. Solar PV generates no pollution. The direct conversion of sunlight to electricity occurs without any moving parts. Photovoltaic systems have been used for fifty years in specialized applications, standalone and grid-connected PV systems have been in use for more than twenty years.
The students were benefited by the visit and got an exposure to the industries and learnt the new technologies implemented in the renewable energy.