Yesterday was World Earth Day, it is important to realize on this day, from which all sources we are generating electricity. In today’s world, around 38% of the electricity which is used across the globe is produced using coal, generating harmful by-product. It has been confirmed by the International Energy Agency that only seven percent of the total electricity used is made by using wind and solar power. Dr Ahteshamul Haque from the Department of Electrical Engineering in Jamia Milia Islamia in an effort to bridge these diverse number of electricity consumption is making a change with his project ‘smart solar inverter’ model.
Like an inverter, this software can connect to location and provide electric power. Switzerland’s Typhoon HIL prestigious award with prize money of Rs. 20 Lacs, was bagged by this project which has grabbed eyeballs globally. In this world level competition named ’10 for 10 Programme’ teams from America, Europe, Asia and Africa participated. This project which is under process is soon to be converted into solar hardware inverter.
Used in power electronics, microgrid & renewable energy applications this machine HIL-402, is a real-time simulator. As the solar inverters are highly in demand in the market which is important to understand its behaviour and for that, a mathematical model is needed. Students from the BTech, MTech, and PhD students of Jamia have also contributed to this project. Having passed the certification exam they developed a model of solar inverters under Haque’s mentorship. Finally, they submitted the video with the team in Switzerland and got selected.