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Centre for Renewable Energy and Environment Development

It is an umbrella agency setup under the prestigious Birla Institute of Technology & Science (BITS), Pilani.

The primary objectives of the center are to:

  • Conceive, develop, and implement renewable energy applications and environment protection projects
  • Develop courses and organize awareness creation programs
  • Collaborate with national and international organizations and institutions in the areas of renewable energy education, training and technology development.

The Center is presently collaborating with MNRE, IREDA, REDA, ARTES, Institute of Flensburg University, Germany, and CEER of SPIC Science Foundation, Chennai.

The center is actively involved in:

  • Research work related to Renewable Energy and Alternate fuels
  • Setting up performance evaluation of parabolic solar cookers
  • Solar hot water system
  • Solar still and fuel cells
  • Setting up of an Energy Park

Research Overview

The faculty and students at the center carry out research / development activities in the following areas:
  • Planning and Economics of Renewable Energy Systems
  • Renewable Energy Dissemination
  • Renewable Energy Education
  • Solar Thermal Engineering
  • Multi Criteria Decision Making for Energy
  • Integrated Renewable Systems
  • Demand Side Management
  • Passive Architecture
  • Energy Efficiency and  Steam Systems

New Areas of Research Planned

  • Design optimization of biogas based turbines and engines
  • Multi-unit planning of wind and small-hydro conversion systems
  • Operational control of renewable sources
  • Energy efficient buildings
  • Solar Thermal Power System
  • Hybrid Systems
  • Carbon Emission Ranking  and Analysis.
  • CO2 based Refrigeration
  • Biomass Gasifier

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