NIT Andhra Pradesh to establish renewable energy research hub

The Andhra Pradesh National Institute of Technology is ready to establish a Joint Research and Technological Development Center (CRTDH) in the renewable energy sector. The hub, says the NIT, will offer assistance in solving technological problems for micro and small businesses by increasing their efficiency. It will also help MSMEs to carry out research and development activities, including the testing of innovative products and new technologies.

The Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India. 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.

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Highlighting the key aspects of this future research center, Professor P Rao, Director of NIT Andhra Pradesh, 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.

Describing the centre’s action plan, Dr P Sankar, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, NIT Andhra Pradesh, and Project Manager, CRTDH said: “This research and development center enables students and faculty to work with local industries and organizations to apply technical knowledge to provide solutions to various community challenges related to the renewable energy sector. It enables micro and small enterprises to participate in the construction of alternative systems for energy sources and encourages the indigenous design, development and manufacturing capacity of cost effective processing equipment and energy efficient technologies to reduce the consumption of energy. energy ”.

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