Centres

Periyar R & D Centre for Bio and Solar Energies

Objectives

  • Inter-disciplinary research to develop novel technologies addressing clean energy and environment.
  • Technology transfer to community & industries.
  • Developing cost effective energy gadgets
  • Training on cutting edge technologies in solar and bio energy
  • Promoting entrepreneurship in energy production

Courses Offered

  • M.Tech. in Renewable Energy (Regular and Part time) supported by Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Certificate course in Energy Management in collaboration with University of Maryland, U.S.A.

Facilities available

  • Supported by Mechanical, Electrical, Energy, Biotechnology, Chemical, Environment and Nanotechnology departments etc
  • Designed, fabricated and operating 1 kW, 2 kW and 20 kW Bio mass gasification plants.
  • 2 kWe on grid solar systems for solar photovoltaic research
  • 4.05 kWe solar power plants for lighting load in hostel dining hall and kitchen
  • 15000 lpd solar water heater in hostels and guest house
  • Sophisticated equipment for bio energy research such as Thermo Gravimetric Analyzer, Gas Chromatograph, Portable Biomass Gas Analyzer, Portable Exhaust Gas Analyzer, Bomb Calorimeter, etc.
  • Briquetting Machine for conversion of agro residue such as coir pith, saw dust, rice husk etc., into biomass fuel.