1) Name of the Project: Maximum Energy Utilization of Solar Irrigation and Develop Sustainable Business Model with Remote Monitoring and Payment Gateway for the Off-Grid Areas of Bangladesh
Name of PI: Syed Ishtiaq Ahmed, Head of Sales, Rahim Afroz Renewable Energy LTD
Project Duration: 14/02/2017-30/06/2019
Project Objective: Design a system that can harness unused energy potential of Solar PV Modules in solar irrigation system
An effective result showed a utilization factor of unused energy to reach 35% within 2 months of operation and is in growing trend. This project also proved technical feasibility of utilizing solar power which is not being used during non-irrigating season to different economic applications such as E-Bike Charging, Backup electricity during load shedding hours etc. All these findings are very important to scale up solar irrigation project all across Bangladesh with attractive economic and business proposition.
2) Name of the Project: Design and Optimization of Parabolic Reflected type Solar Cooker for Indoor Application
Name of PI: Muhammad Shahriar Bashar, Principal Scientific Officer, Institute of Fuel Research and Development (IFRD), Bangladesh Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (BCSIR)
Project Duration: 04/04/2016-31/12/2020
Project Objective: To design a gravity based sun tracking parabolic reflector type solar cooker for community based cooking.
Arrangements are made to place a full functional solar cooking management system in a madrasa or community kitchen. Based on the latitude and longitude of Bangladesh, a 16 square meters of reflector based solar thermal cooking system along with sun tracker mechanical technique were designed, simulated and finally installed at Bikrampur Badshahi Darul Ulom Madrasha, Dampara, Arial Bazan Road, Tangibari, Munshiganj.
3) Establishment of BEMS Lab at EEE Dept., BUET
Name of PI: Dr. S. Shahnawaz Ahmed, Professor, Department of EEE, BUET
Project Start Date: 01/03/2018
Project End Date: 31/12/2020
Objective of the Research
The main objective of the project is to develop an occupancy sensitive real-time automation
Scheme to reduce the energy consumption of any brand of cooling (AC units) and lighting loads
already existent at a given space optimizing respectively two sets of variables.
Outcomes of the Project
তৌফিক-ই-ইলাহী চৌধুরী, বীর বিক্রম, পি এইচ ডি মাননীয় প্রধানমন্ত্রীর বিদ্যুৎ, জ্বালানি ও খনিজ সম্পদ বিষয়ক উপদেষ্টা
নসরুল হামিদ, এম,পি মাননীয় প্রতিমন্ত্রী বিদ্যুৎ, জ্বালানি ও খনিজ সম্পদ মন্ত্রণালয়
সত্যজিত কর্মকার, চেয়ারম্যান (সচিব), বাংলাদেশ জ্বালানি ও বিদ্যুৎ গবেষণা কাউন্সিল