Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Fellowship.


Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy Fellowship


Recognizing that climate change, clean and efficient energy and environmental protection are among the biggest challenges facing India and the United States; the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India through its Solar Energy Research Initiative, and the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF) are committed to tackling these issues by building capacity in these frontier areas.

To nurture future innovators and thought leaders in Solar Energy, the Bhaskara Advanced Solar Energy (BASE) Fellowship Program – a dynamic and transformative program has been developed to foster contacts between students and scientists from India and the United States.

Objectives

  • To provide an opportunity to the best and brightest Indian students and scientists to gain exposure and access to world class research facilities in leading U.S. institutions;
  • To promote research and capacity building in the frontline area of Solar Energy to address India-centric issues;
  • To encourage and motivate outstanding students to take up research as a career path in the field of solar energy; and
  • To pave the way for the next generation scientists and technologists from India to interact with American peers, thus helping to build long-term R&D linkages and collaborations.

Eligibility Criteria

For Student Internships

  • Indian citizens currently pursuing a Ph.D. as full time scholars in the field of Solar Energy, in a public-funded R&D Laboratory/S&T institution/ recognized academic institute (University/College) in India.
  • Age: Upto 32 years as on 31 December 2018

For Fellowships

  • Indian citizens with a Ph.D. in Science, Engineering or Technology
  • Applicants must provide proof of independent research work in internationally recognized academic journals.
  • Open only to applicants working in the field of Solar Energy
  • A regular position in a public-funded R&D Laboratory/S&T institution/ recognized academic institute (University/College) in India.
  • Age: Upto 40 years as on 31 December 2018

 

Broad categories for Research (Indicative list)

  • Solar pv
  • solar thermal
  • Grid interaction including smart grid.
  • energy storage
  • system development and integration
  • other (any other related area in solar energy)

Fellowship /Internship Includes

  • Monthly Stipend
  • Return Air fare
  • Contingency Allowance

Duration

  • Internship: Minimum 3 months and upto 6 months
  • Fellowship: Minimum 3 months and upto 12 months

Place of work

 The applicant should have a letter of acceptance from a reputed U.S. scientific/technological institution where he/she would like to undertake the research work under the Fellowship/Internship.

submission deadline – 31st August 2018.

for more details contact the “Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Forum (IUSSTF)”

Email id – energy.fellowship@indousstf.org

Website – http://iusstf.org/program/bhaskara-advanced-solar-energy-fellowship

Webinar – An International Collaboration to Advance the Use of Solar Resource Information.


Webinar – An International Collaboration to Advance the Use of Solar Resource Information. Thu, May 31, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM ISTThe webinar duration is 1.50 hours.


Since the 1990’s an international group of solar resource experts has been undertaking collaborative research and developing methodologies and guidebooks to improve the understanding and prediction of solar resources for all solar energy applications.  Traditionally this collaborative work has occured under the auspices of the International Energy Agency’s Solar Heating and Cooling Programme, and culminated in the production of the “Best Practices handbook for the Collection and Use of Solar Resource Data for Solar Energy Applications:  Second Edition”, published in December 2017 by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory.  This collaborative work now continues under the IEA’s Photovoltaic Power System (PVPS) Technology Cooperation Program as Task 16: “Solar Resource for High Penetration and Large Scale Applications”.

This webinar will provide an overview of the scope of work being conducted under Task 16, with presentations from representatives of each of the four Task 16 Subtasks:

1) Evaluation of Current and Emerging Solar Resource Assessment Methodologies;

2) Enhanced Data and Bankable Products;

3) Evaluation of Current and Emerging Solar Forecast Techniques; and

4) Dissemination and Outreach.  Jan Remund,

The Operating Agent of Task 16 will moderate the webinar and provide further background information on its purpose and scope.  This will be followed by presentations from experts representing each of the Subtasks to describe more specifically the activities, recent accomplishments, and planned outcomes for the Subtask.  Following these presentations, webinar attendees will be able to pose questions and comments to each of the presenters for further discussion.

Speakers

  • Dr. David Renné, International Solar Energy Society (ISES)
  • Jan Remund, Business Unit Manager Energy and Climate at Meteotest
  • Dr. Manajit Sengupta, Chief Scientist in Predictive Analytics and Sensing at NREL
  • Dr. Carmen Köhler, P3R GmbH
  • Prof. Phillippe Blanc, Observation, Impacts, Energy for MINES ParisTech

For more details and registration – Click here

PVInstaller Training – National certification Programme for Rooftop SPV.

Do you want to became a skilled solar PVInstaller..?

If Yes, It’s a perfect opportunity for you.. Let’s join National Certification programme for Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Installer at India’s award-winning Solar training institute GERMI. 

 

About the Organizers
             Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) is a recognized as a center for excellence of SCGJs Skill Council for Green Jobs) in industry learning, research & development, and education. GERMI is set up to develop human resource assets to cater to the renewable and non-renewable energy sectors, improve knowledge base of policy makers and technologists, and provide a competitive edge to leaders to compete in the global arena. GERMI is promoted by Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) Ltd., an undertaking of the Gujarat Government. GERMI is designated as a Scientific and Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India.

Date and Venue
Course Date: 18-28 June, 2018.
Duration       : 11 Days
Course Type: Non-residential

Course Venue
Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Campus, Raisan,
Gandhinagar – 382007 Gujarat, India.

Course Contents
The workshop will be conducted in a ‘participative mode’ wherein each session builds upon the previous. Topics covered during the course duration will be:

  • Understand the basics of electricity and solar energy,
  • Survey a rooftop solar PV installation site,
  • Understand all equipment related to the rooftop solar PV system,
  • Design a rooftop solar PV system as per Customer’s requirements as well as appropriate codes and standards,
  • Prepare the necessary technical documents related to the design, installation and operation of the rooftop PV system,
  • Install a rooftop solar PV system based on the relevant designs and drawings,
  • Operate and maintain a rooftop solar PV system including identification and troubleshooting of faults,
  • Ensure safety while installation and operation of the rooftop PV system,
  • Undertake project management for installation of a rooftop solar PV system,
  • Understand necessary formalities with authorities for applications, submissions, approvals, interconnections, inspections, certifications, commissioning, etc.,
  • Prepare preliminary techno-commercial proposals for Customers.

Who should attend?

  • Administrators and decision makers in the private and public sectors, and Governments.
  • Photovoltaic design and project engineers.
  • Entrepreneurs exploring the field and value chain of solar energy.
  • Professionals from stakeholder industries such as banking, accounting, architecture, etc.
  • Engineering faculties and students.

Note – Eligible participants will also be certified by skill council for green job’s, Govt. Of India.

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Intersolar Study Program 2017, Mumbai.


INTERSOLAR STUDY PROGRAM 2017,  Thursday, December 7, 10:30am–12:25pm, Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Goregaon East, Mumbai.


Inter solar India is India’s Largest Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry. It takes place again at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from December 5–7, 2017.

This year during exhibition and conference one of the interesting event is introduce by Intersolar Team, specially for Students as a side events ~ Inter solar Study Program 2017.

Note ~  The Study Program is free of charge, entrance with valid student ID only.

At this year’s Intersolar Study Program at Intersolar India in Mumbai, two renowned speakers offer insights into the latest trends and developments of the solar industry. Inter solar Study Program Aim is to share, aware And connect students Via sharing information about latest trends and developments of the solar industry & how students Play important role in building sustainable green future. As we know the Solar industries is growing up rapidly as well as each and every day there is new innovative technology coming in market & there is huge employment generation possibility.

By considering above points  i think each & every students who looking forward opportunity in RE sector,  must attend Inter solar Study Program. As the number of participants is limited, we recommend registering as soon as possible. Your ticket gives you also access to the exhibition on all three days. https://www.messe-ticket.de/INTERSOLAR/ISI2017/Shop (Section: Side Events and Workshops)

Date –  Thursday, December 7, 10:30am–12:25pm

Venue – Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Hall 1 Western Express Highway, Goregaon East, Mumbai 400 063, India

Program Details

10:30am – Welcome Note by the organizer Dr. Florian Wessendorf, Managing Director, Solar Promotion International GmbH

10:40am  –Energy Storage Systems & Applications, Jeyaseelan Arockia Vimal, Senior Manager, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy

11:00am – Discussion

11:15am – Quality and Safety of Solar PV Power Plants, B.S. Arun Kumar, Head Renewable, TATA PROJECTS LIMITED

11:35am – Discussion

For more details visit https://www.intersolar.in

Looking forward to meet you at Intersolar Exhibition.

 

Start-up Challenge – Solar Chulha.

Solar Chulha Challenge

Background

ONGC announced a Rs 100 crore Start-up fund on its 60th foundation day, i.e. on 14th August 2016 to foster, nurture and incubate new ideas related to energy sector. The initiative, christened as ‘ONGC Start-up Fund’, is in line with the ‘Start-up India’ initiative launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India on January 16, 2016.

‘ONGC Start-up Fund’ shall cater to start-ups in the “Energy Sector” and will provide the entire support chain including seed capital, hand-holding, mentoring, market linkage and follow-ups. The aim of ‘ONGC Start-up Fund’ is to increase the contribution of fresh implementable ideas in the oil and gas sector by creating an ecosystem that is conducive for promoting innovation and growth of the startups.

On the occasion of Pd. Deendayal Upadhyay’s birth anniversary on 25th September 2017, Hon’ble Prime Minister has exhorted ONGC to take up a challenge to work towards making an “efficient electric chulha (stove)”, which would enable cooking using the solar power (the text of the Ho’ble PM speech is placed at Annex. 1). Inspired by the words of Honble Prime Minister, ONGC is launching a public innovation challenge to seek innovative solutions for development of Solar Chulha.

Need for a Solar Chulha

About 700 million people in India live in households that cook every day with simple chulhas using locally gathered biomass for fuel. This results in substantial air pollution exposures in and around the households but is also an important contributor to outdoor air pollution- estimated to be responsible for more than 25% of the country’s outdoor air pollution. These exposures are estimate to result in the premature death of more than 8 lakh Indians each year, with the greatest risk for women and young children. In addition, gathering biomass fuel often requires many hours per week that could be put to more productive activities and in some parts of the country contributes to land degradation and deforestation.

Approaches to clean household cooking are thus urgently needed to supplement the promotion of LPG now occurring nationally so that everyone can benefit. Fully extending grid electrification, as is planned by the GOI, offers one option in conjunction with solar supplementation to avoid stress on the grid from cooking, which occurs daily at the same time in most communities. This can only happen, however, if appropriate solar-powered electric cook stoves with battery support can be developed. They can be used in a stand- alone form if no grid electricity is available, or in a hybrid form to supplement power coming through electrification schemes.
Solar cooking involves converting and controlling the sun’s heat and light energy on site to cook food. Being clean and not requiring the gathering or purchase of fuel, solar energy also has the attractions of being renewable and locally available. The main disadvantage of past solar cooking techniques is that they have no ability to store energy and most households are not able or willing to cook when the sun is high in the sky, when the devices can provide sufficient power for important cooking tasks. Solar energy storage in the form of steam or hot oil is used for institutional cooking in India, for example in ashrams or schools, but is too expensive and complex for households.

ONGC Innovation Challenge – Solar Chulha

ONGC is organising a challenge to develop at reasonable cost an effective and versatile solar-powered stove system that

  • Cooks both at night and during the day,
  • Can be used for all cooking processes (boiling, steaming, frying),
  • Is safe and easy to use,
  • Is built with materials that are available easily and can be disposed of safely,
  • Can be mass produced to achieve good quality control and economies of scale, and
  • Can be used independently or in conjunction with some power from the grid.

The deliverables and boundary conditions of the proposed challenge are as follows:


Description of the Solar Chulha Challenge

ONGC invites Entrepreneurs/Scientists/Researchers (as individuals or in groups) with interest in innovation, to participate in the Indigenous Development effort on Design, Development and Demonstration of Solar Chulha, suitable for indoor cooking of Indian food (including frying, baking and chapati making).

1. The broad performance features expected from Solar Chula among other things include:

  • Solar Chulha should work on solar energy (solar thermal or PV) or any other renewable energy as source of energy which can be easily accessed or made available in any house hold kitchen.
  • It should be possible to keep the chulha all time inside the kitchen for cooking purposes (including frying, baking and chapati making), similar to traditional commercially available cook stoves which work on LPG or other fuels.
  • It should be possible to use the Solar chulha on need basis any time during the day/night (24X7) basis.
  • It should be suitable for built up of materials which are easily available and can be disposed safely and can be mass produced with economies of scale.
  • It can be used independently or in conjunction with the grid, as the case may be.
  • The solar chulha must meet safety requirements for use in any house hold.
  • It should be able to provide sufficient meals for a family of five. During the night time it will work on stored energy with energy storage, having a life of around 2500 cycles.

2. The estimated cost of the solar chulha along with the energy source preferably not exceed Rs. 10,000/- per unit. ( For a volume of few lac units).


Eligibility

1. The Challenge is open to Entrepreneurs/Scientists/Researchers (as individuals or in groups) with interest in innovation.

2. The following persons and their immediate relatives cannot participate in the Challenge:

  • An employee of ONGC directly involved in execution and evaluation of the Challenge.
  • A member of the Evaluation panel, Experts and Jury for the Challenge.

3. In addition, young students from academic and research institutions, can also participate through the 3rd National Competition 2017, on Design, Development and Demonstration of Solar Chulha, suitable for indoor cooking of Indian food (including frying, baking and chapati making), announced by  ONGC Energy Centre, which has been set up by ONGC to undertake or assist/collaborate in research for developing and/or improving the energy mediums  and sources, especially in clean and renewable energy options. (Please see details at http://www.ongcindia.com/wps/wcm/connect/ongcindia/home/ongc-energy-centre under News/Tenders/Advertisement tab – 3rd National Competition 2017).

For Application Formats & General Guidelines, Terms and Conditions Click here.

Inter solar Study Program, Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from December 5–7, 2017


Inter solar Study Program, Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from December 5–7, 2017.


Inter solar India is India’s Largest Exhibition and Conference for the Solar Industry. It takes place again at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai from December 5–7, 2017.

This year during exhibition and conference one of the interesting event is introduce by Inter solar Team, specially for Students as a side events ~ Inter solar Study Program.

Note ~  The Study Program is free of charge, entrance with valid student ID only.

Inter solar Study Program Aim is to share, aware And connect students Via sharing information about latest trends and developments of the solar industry & how students Play important role in building sustainable green future.

As we know the Solar industries is growing up rapidly as well as each and every day there is new innovative technology coming in market & there is huge employment generation possibility.

By considering above points  i think each & every students who looking forward opportunity in RE sector,  must attend Inter solar Study Program. As the number of participants is limited,  as soon as possible complete your registration process.

  • To register Visit ~ https://www.intersolar.in

Solar PV Intensive Technical Training Course, Intersolar Mumbai – 2017


Solar PV Intensive Technical Training Course,

Intersolar India, December 5 – 6 , 2017 11:00 am – 06:00 pm.


Sean White’s Solar PV Intensive Course will be fast paced and cover a large amount of information. Students are recommended, to plan on being alert and taking good notes.

Sean White’s Solar PV Intensive Course will cover the system components of various types of PV systems, including grid-tied and battery based systems. We will understand how to connect the components together and to the utility grid. We will cover electrical wiring, connections and voltage drop. On this day we will also look at the mechanical design of PV systems and common ways of installing ground mounted and roof mounted PV systems in a way to boost PV system energy production. Additionally we will cover operation and maintenance of PV systems and how to troubleshoot solar photovoltaic systems.

This course will cover the equivalent of five days of material in two days. At the end of the class, the White House Solar Certification exam will be administered and students successfully completing the exam will receive a digital certificate by email.

All students will also receive a digital certificate of completion, which may be printed and framed. Your instructor is based in the US and teaches solar PV classes internationally on a regular basis.

Dates & Hours – Tuesday, December 5, 11:00am-6:00pm Wednesday, December 6, 11:00am-6:00pm

Pricing – Two days course: INR6,000, One day course: INR3,500

For registration Click Here

3 Months Professional Advantage Online Course on Grid Connected PV System Design


3 Months Professional Advantage Online Course on Grid Connected PV System Design.


Grid Connected PV System Design is a comprehensive course in the design of Grid Connected Photovoltaic (PV) Systems. This course covers all aspects of Grid Connected PV System design – from site evaluation to cable sizing, this course gives participants all the training needed to design grid connected PV systems of all sizes.
  • Course Introduction
The Online Grid-Connected PV System Design certificate course is specifically designed to address the fast-growing Indian Solar Market. This comprehensive online training course provides detailed technical information and step-by-step methodology for designing a grid-connected photovoltaic (PV) system. The course covers the fundamentals of solar PV systems, the different components required and the need to match them, and how to size a system. It also includes methods for conducting site surveys of potential installations, system installation, troubleshooting, maintenance and the economics of grid-connected PV systems. The course is designed around relevant Indian and international standards relating to grid-connected solar systems.
With a fully flexible web-based format, the online course allows students to complete the theory in their own time, usually within approximately 3 months.
Who should attend?
  • Administrators and decision makers in the private and public sectors, and Governments.
  • Photovoltaic design and project engineers.
  • Entrepreneurs exploring the field and value chain of solar energy.
  • Professionals from stakeholder industries such as banking, accounting, architecture, etc.
  • Engineering faculties and students.
Course Fee – 19,700Rs.  (Including Training fee, Service tax/ GST @18% &  Training Materials)
Fee for student and women – 10,850Rs.

For More details  Click Here

For Further Information Contact:
GSES India Sustainable Energy Pvt. Ltd.,
F-7B, Pocket F, Okhla Industrial Area Phase 1
New Delhi – 110020, India
Phone: +91-11- 41040534/ 40587622
Mobile: +919560550077 / +91 9560550075
e-mail: training@gses.in

 

6th Training under the National Certification Programme for Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Installer

 


6th Training under the National Certification Programme for Rooftop Solar Photovoltaic Installer, 4th – 14th September, 2017 organized by Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute.


Date and Venue
Course Date: 4th – 14th September, 2017
Duration: 11 Days
Course Type: Non-residential

Course Venue:
Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute
1st Floor, Energy Building,
Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Campus, Raisan,
Gandhinagar – 382007 Gujarat, India.

Course Contents
The workshop will be conducted in a ‘participative mode’ wherein each session builds upon the previous. Topics covered during the course duration will be:

  • Understand the basics of electricity and solar energy,
  • Survey a rooftop solar PV installation site,
  • Understand all equipment related to the rooftop solar PV system,
  • Design a rooftop solar PV system as per Customer’s requirements as well as appropriate codes and standards,
  • Prepare the necessary technical documents related to the design, installation and operation of the rooftop PV system,
  • Install a rooftop solar PV system based on the relevant designs and drawings,
  • Operate and maintain a rooftop solar PV system including identification and troubleshooting of faults,
  • Ensure safety while installation and operation of the rooftop PV system,
  • Undertake project management for installation of a rooftop solar PV system,
  • Understand necessary formalities with authorities for applications, submissions, approvals, interconnections, inspections, certifications, commissioning, etc.,
  • Prepare preliminary techno-commercial proposals for Customers

Who should attend?

  • Administrators and decision makers in the private and public sectors, and Governments.
  • Photovoltaic design and project engineers.
  • Entrepreneurs exploring the field and value chain of solar energy.
  • Professionals from stakeholder industries such as banking, accounting, architecture, etc.
  • Engineering faculties and students.
  • Course Fee
    Rs. 50,000/- (Non-Residential Programme)Availupto 50% discount*
    Also get SCGJ – Govt. of India Certification*

    (*T&C applicable)

    Contact Information
    Mr. Himanshu Desai
    Technical Officer
    Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute
    1st Floor, Energy Building
    Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University Campus
    Raisan, Gandhinagar – 382007, GUJARAT.
    Phone: +91-75748 62409, +91-79-23275362
    Fax: +91-79-23275380
    Email: himanshu.d@germi.res.in | training-solar@germi.org

About the Organizers:
Gujarat Energy Research and Management Institute (GERMI) is a recognized as a center for excellence of SCGJs Skill Council for Green Jobs) in industry learning, research & development, and education. GERMI is set up to develop human resource assets to cater to the renewable and non-renewable energy sectors, improve knowledge base of policy makers and technologists, and provide a competitive edge to leaders to compete in the global arena. GERMI is promoted by Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation (GSPC) Ltd., an undertaking of the Gujarat Government. GERMI is designated as a Scientific and Research Organization (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Govt. of India.

Social Entrepreneurs Workshop at the 6th SCI World Conference 2017 Gujarat, India.


Social Entrepreneurs Workshop at the 6th SCI World Conference 2017


About Solar Cookers International. :- Solar cooking improves quality of life, human and environmental health globally. Solar Cookers International is driven to share solar cooking knowledge with every person around the world who would like to cook and pasteurize water with free energy from the sun.

Harnessing the sun to benefit people and the environment.

  • SCI is considering offering a 2-day workshop for social entrepreneurs at the 6th SCI World Conference 2017 in Gujarat, India.
  • Workshop topics will include the Social Impact Model, target market segmentation, value proposition, marketing, sales, distribution strategy, partnerships, value chains, and growth strategy.
  • SCI is evaluating the need for a special workshop for social entrepreneurs at the 6th SCI World Conference 2017 in India. Share your opinions with this quick survey (2-3 minutes)

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