Seminar on 'Solar Technology And Its Entrepreneurial Potential To Build Green India' & Solar Technology Development Park Inauguration

Centre for Energy Studies, Punjab Engineering College (Deemed University), Chandigarh organized a Seminar on 'Solar Technology and its Entrepreneurial Potential to Build Green India' in the Auditorium, followed by the Inauguration of the Solar Technology Development Park.

Dr. Manoj K. Arora, Director, PEC was the Chief Guest. The seminar was attended by   Heads, Deans , faculty and over 200 budding engineers  of PEC and  Alumni of 1973 batch of PEC.

The seminar began with the lighting of the lamp. Dr. Tarlochan Kaur, Head of Centre for Energy Studies, commenced the seminar. She said that in view of National Solar Mission, developing skilled manpower and encouraging innovations in solar application is the need of the hour. She mentioned the  solar energy and smart grid are  the backbone of smart cities and that interested students should take advantage of the green revolution and explore to be Sun Entrepreneurs.

Er. Rajinder Kaura, CEO and MD, Bergen Group of Companies, the key speaker of the event, focused on "Humanity and Engineering" in his address. He elucidated how being a good human being and a better team worker is a sure path to success. He introduced the students to the solar technology development park project and elaborated how it was going to help them in their research works and provide an excellent platform for innovation. He underscored the exploitation of hydrogen energy, its storage and dispensing it as key areas that should be explored.  

Dr. Manoj K. Arora, Director PEC and Chief Guest for the event, said that operationalization of Tech Park at PEC  is a successful beginning to a long and fruitful collaboration between PEC  and Bergen Group of Industries.  Establishment of technology park will provide  impetus  not only to research  projects,  but also  to development of indigenous solutions & systems of Solar thermal and Solar PV and build Green India.

Keeping in line with the Government’s   solar mission, the Solar Technology Development Park will extract power from a 10 KW Solar PV plant (Standalone & Grid connected) and Sweden based Absolicon Technology to generate hot water as well as electrical energy. With an investment of 2.5 crores in the first phase, the focus is on  clean power generation.  In the next phase , hydrogen will be produced  using solar power  generated  in Solar Technology Park. Hydrogen then will be  used as an energy carrier/storage medium. Dehydrogenation will be done via fuel cells . Electrical energy  generated  from fuel cells will be used for  for smart applications like  electric vehicles, LED street lamps, etc

Funded by the 1973 batch of PEC and the Bergen Group of Companies, Solar Technology Development  Park aims  to provide a platform to connect students and industry and come up with innovative solutions  for clean and sustainable  energy  for  modern day India. 

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