Foreign Engagements

  1. USA: Member of BEC-Research Collaboration team. Visited MTU Houghton MI, UTD Dallas TX, UTA Arlingron TX, Santa Clara University CA and Sonoma State University CA from
  2. Germany Flensburg: Visit to Flensburg University of Applied Sciences, Flensburg, Germany on 27th Nov 2015.
  3. Italy Palermo: To present technical paper at 4th International Conference on Renewable Energy Research and Applications (ICRERA2016), Nov 22-25, 2015, Palermo, Italy
  4. Thailand Phuket: Invited by IASTED AsiaPES 2013 to deliver Keynote Address on “Design and Development of Solar-Wind devices for Rural Applications” and Tutorial on “Site Matching of Wind Turbine Generators”. The conference was held in Phuket from 10th to 12th April 2013.
  5. USA Houghton MI: Fulbright-Nehru visiting lecture fellowship at Michigan Technological University Houghton, MI USA during fall 2011.
  6. Australia Melbourne: To present technical paper at 4th World Wind Energy Conference, Melbourne, Australia, Nov 2-5, 2005.
  7. USA Saginaw MI: Lead a team of two teachers from BVV Sangha to visit Saginaw Valley State University, MI, USA, September 2003. The visit was part of MoU between BVV Sangha and SVSU.
  8. Singapore: To present technical paper at 3rd International Symposium on Electricity Distribution and Energy Management-93, Singapore, October 1993
Foreign Visit Photos

Centers of Excellence

The objective of establishing Center of Excellence (CoE) is to create state-of-art research infrastructure. The CoE must help research scholars, PG/UG students to develop and test latest technologies/applications. The CoE are (a) Renewable Energy viz. in wind-solar energy conversion systems and energy conservation in lighting (b) SCADA for Distribution Automation. Funds utilized are:

  1. 27 lakhs from TEQIP-II (Technical Education Quality Improvement Program), a World Bank scheme for establishment of phase-2 of SCADA for distribution automation. (2012-14)
  2. 40 lakhs KFIST grant under K-FIST Level-II from Vision Group on Science and Technology, Dept of IT, BT & ST, Govt of Karnataka, Bangalore for establishing Renewable Energy (2010-11) and SCADA for distribution automation (2011-12) laboratories to support PG studies. [Ref.: No. VGST/P-15/K-FIST/ Level-2/2010-11/753, dated 21.03.2011]
  3. 16.60 lakhs research grant from All India Council for Technical Education, New Delhi for the project titled “Development of FPGA-DSP based controller for three level Inverter for Grid Connection of Wind Turbine Generators”. 2008-09. (PI) [Ref.: F.No:8023/BOR/RID/rps-67/2007-08 dtd.05.03.2008]
  4. 8.00 lakhs research grant from Technical Education Quality Improvement Program, TEQIP Phase-I, (a World Bank scheme) for development of Wind Data Logger using Wireless Transmission. 2006-07

Wind Energy

The areas of research in wind energy are on wind data analysis, development of new models for assessment of wind power potential, performance analysis of horizontal and vertical axis wind turbines of small ratings, devising new models for wind data forecasting, etc.

Following components are installed:

  1. 50 m wind mast with data logger. Wind data is measured at 10m, 30m and 50m.
  2. 5 kW horizontal axis wind aerogenerator.
  3. 150 W Savonious-helical blade vertical axis wind turbine.
  4. Anemometers for conducting simple experiments on wind measurement.

Solar PV (150W)+Wind (400W) hybrid systems-6 Nos.

SCADA for Distribution Automation

This facility is equipped with a server and display panels. Power data of BEC campus is monitored from this control center. Data from 5 distribution transformer connection (DTC) is obtained every 10 min and stored in server. Power data like voltage, frequency, real power, reactive power, power factor, harmonics, etc., through BEC-LAN. Single phase and 3 phase data is collected wherever necessary. The real-time data is represented in the form of graphs, meter charts and tabular form. The data gets updated every 10 min.

Energy Conservation in Lighting

Lighting fixtures, numbering 13 different types, are available. Lighting sources like, Halogen, Mercury vapor, Tube Lights, Incandescent, CFL, LED and decorative light are fixed to a box. Each lighting fixture is provided with a digital ammeter to display current consumed. A lux meter is provided to measure the light intensity. Student can conduct energy consumption study by each lighting sources and compare their performances.

CoE Photos

Energy Park

District level energy park: The renewable energy park is an effective and necessary medium for popularizing the concept of solar energy. It would emphasize on the reliability and usage of renewable energy sources like solar, wind and biomass in day-to-day life. The energy park houses Solar Indoor LightsSolar Water Pumping, Solar Garden Lights, Solar Powered AC Appliances, Solar Thermal system, Solar Cookers, Improved Chullas, cut view of Bio gas plant, Wind Turbine, Solar radio, Solar TV and Solar box type cooker. Started in BEC in the year 2006. Total cost of equipment Rs. 7.5 lakhs.

Funds used are:

Rs. 10.00 lakhs grant from Ministry of New and Renewable Energy Sources, Govt. of India, New Delhi through KREDL Bangalore to set up “District Level Renewable Energy Park” at BEC Campus – 2005. Funding is based on 75:25 contribution. BVV Sangha contributed Rs.2.5 Lakhs.  [Ref: KRED/07/EnergyPark/2005/2234 dtd.2.12.2005] Financial Sanction: IFD/San/106/512/2005-06 dt.31.10.2005

Energy Park Photos