NIT Andhra Pradesh to create a joint research and technological development center in renewable energies

Summary

The initiative will improve the productivity and competitiveness of micro and small enterprises by providing assistance in solving technological problems and capacity building

The project will be led by the Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Andhra Pradesh, in collaboration with other departments of the institute

The National Institute of Technology (NIT) of Andhra Pradesh is setting up a joint research and technological development pole (CRTDH) in the renewable energy sector. The initiative will improve the productivity and competitiveness of micro and small enterprises by providing assistance in solving technological problems and building capacity.

The research center is sponsored by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. The infrastructure and equipment set up in this research center would help micro and small enterprises to carry out research and development activities, including the testing of innovative products and new technologies.

DSIR will provide financial support of Rs 5 crore with NIT Andhra Pradesh contributing Rs 2.15 crore including land and building for the research center. The project will be led by the Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Andhra Pradesh, in collaboration with other departments of the institute.

Highlighting the key aspects of this future research center, CSP Rao, Director, NIT Andhra Pradesh, said: “Our institute aims to establish a cutting-edge Joint Research and Technological Development Center (CRTDH) in the renewable energy sector and to provide research and testing services to local micro and small enterprises (MSEs). India has passed the 100 GW milestone of renewable energy production and has moved towards a strong green and sustainable energy transition.

He said the challenges and opportunities in the renewable energy sector, said: “This center will bridge the gap between universities and industries and strengthen relationships for mutual benefit. I congratulate the Department of Electrical Engineering of NIT Andhra Pradesh for the creation of such a research and development center and I thank DSIR for the sanction of the project.

CRTDH’s main deliverables include first-hand research and development technology solutions for MSEs in the renewable energy sector, including testing services and the development of data-driven simulation and design tools for the renewable resource potential assessment, cost assessment, operation and maintenance planning. and risk assessment by testing and characterizing renewable resources.

“This hub will allow students and faculty to work with local industries and organizations to apply technical knowledge and provide solutions to various community challenges related to the renewable energy sector,” said P. Sankar, assistant professor, electrical engineering , NIT Andhra Pradesh, and Master Project, said CRTDH.

Dinesh P. Sankar Reddy, Registrar in Charge, NIT Andhra Pradesh, appreciated the team and encouraged the faculty to apply industry-sponsored research projects to strengthen the Institute’s university-industry relationship.

Last updated on December 10, 2021