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Developments in Renewable Energy Technology ( ICDRET), 2009 1st International Conference on the

Date 17-19 Dec. 2009

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  • [Front cover]

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  • [Front inside cover]

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  • Message from the ICDE 2010 Workshop Chairs

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  • Foreword from the Organizing Chair

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  • Foreword from the Technical Chair

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  • Table of contents

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  • ICDRET 2009 Committees

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  • Techno-economic feasibility of grid connected solar PV system in Bangladesh

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    A techno-economic feasibility analysis is done for 500 kW grid connected solar photovoltaic (PV) system at a northern location of Bangladesh. HOMER and RETScreen computer tools and monthly average solar radiation data from NASA is used for this study. The unit electricity production cost is found to be 14.51 BDT (Bangladeshi Taka) based on project lifetime 20 years and 10% discount rate. It is als... View full abstract»

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  • Interconnection of PV based generator and its impact on Bangladesh power system stability

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 6
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    This paper presents the impact of large scale PV generation on Bangladesh power system oscillatory and static voltage stability. First, the eigenvalue of the system without and with PV based generator has been analyzed. Then system loading margin is studied without and with PV based generator. The influence of radiation, position, and penetration of PV based generator on system is considered for t... View full abstract»

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  • Energy cost calculations for a solar PV Home System

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 4
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    Energy costing for a Solar Home System has been presented here considering the main cost components. It has been identified that the cost of solar PV panels, bank interest rate, cost of battery and its longevity plays the most important role in determining the energy cost. Average solar insolation is also taken into consideration and the results show that contribution of the storage battery toward... View full abstract»

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  • Microcontroller based sinusoidal PWM inverter for photovoltaic application

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    This paper represents the microcontroller based sinusoidal PWM inverter for photovoltaic application. The advantage of this inverter is the use of a low cost microcontroller that has built in PWM modules. Microcontroller PIC 18F4431 is able to store the required commands to generate the necessary PWM waveforms. The required dead time has been implemented low cost. The application of this inverter ... View full abstract»

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  • Design & construction of microcontroller based maximum power point PWM charge controller for photovoltaic application

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    Photovoltaic cell converts solar energy directly into electricity. This paper describes a design of a charge controller to get the maximum power by using the Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) technique. In this paper PWM is controlled by the PIC Microcontroller. The work of the paper is to charge a 12 volt battery by using a 50 watt solar panel with maximum power. In this paper how maximum power can be... View full abstract»

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  • A Novel Technology utilizing Renewable energies to mitigate air pollution, global warming & climate change

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    The Pneumatic Energy (Compressed air) shall be generated through a Novel device, by conversion of Renewable energies in the area - Hydro, Tidal, Waves, Wind, Solar & Salt gradient, utilizing atmospheric air as working fluid. The Pneumatic energy shall be then put into air turbines to produce mechanical energy which shall be converted into electrical energy by conventional method using generato... View full abstract»

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  • An economic analysis of Solar PV Micro-Utility in rural areas of Bangladesh

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    Solar PV Micro-Utility is the concept of Solar PV extension where power rather than the solar electric systems are offered to the rural poor. In this system, one will never be the owner of the system, but one can use the Solar PV system by paying a daily tariff. Several rural markets have already been electrified through Solar PV under the concept of PV Micro-Utility by Centre for Mass Education i... View full abstract»

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  • Promoting ‘Off the Grid’ school: Application of RET to develop educational infrastructure in Bangladesh

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    Primary school is the basic unit of our educational system. But in the remote areas, a huge shortage of primary school is observed. Many children of these areas are deprived from sufficient educational facilities. These remote areas are either under supplied or have no provision of electricity supply from the national grid. For this, most of the schools cannot provide the facilities that depend on... View full abstract»

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  • Marketing and financing of solar home systems in Bangladesh: Assessment of success

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    The commercial success of solar home systems in Bangladesh depends on the extent to which it can fulfill the needs of the end users, which will motivate users to invest money in SHS systems. This paper has explored the factors that can make SHS commercially viable in Bangladesh, and how far the SHS industry in the country has come to being commercially viable. The customers in Bangladesh have foun... View full abstract»

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  • Sustainable construction and approaches for greener homes

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    Building contributes almost 40 percent of CO2 emissions and is a major contributor to the Green House Gas Emissions (GHG). Climate change and its impacts need considerable attention from the building engineers/researchers so that building is designed taking into account environmental, socio-economic and cultural issues. The sustainable construction looks into the design and management o... View full abstract»

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  • Performance of a stationary vertical axis vane type rotor tested in a wind tunnel

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    This paper reports the performance of an equally spaced vertical axis vane type rotor tested in a wind tunnel. The aerodynamic characteristics i.e. torque coefficient, drag coefficient etc. of a stationary vane type rotor have been studied in this research work by measuring the pressure distribution on the blade surfaces at various rotor angles. The experimental investigation was performed on four... View full abstract»

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  • Wind energy — An innovative solution to global warming?

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    Now a days global warming has become a threat to every individual. One of the main causes of global warming is carbon dioxide emissions. One source of carbon dioxide is the burning of fossil fuels to produce electricity from power plants. Burning of gasoline in vehicles and airplanes also contributes to large amounts of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere. The major sources of green ... View full abstract»

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  • Solar passive cooling/heating of building at Bikaner in Rajasthan, India

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    The buildings of Bikaner are reasonably comfortable indoors because of thermal damping by the massive roofs and walls. However, the average indoor air temperature (over 24 hours) is about the same as the average outdoor air temperature. In a light-weight building without any external glazing and without any ventilation, the average indoor air temperature is the same as the area weighted average of... View full abstract»

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  • Study on the pressure drop in the plate heat exchanger channel

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    In this paper presented pressure drop characteristics in one channel of plate heat exchanger by experimental method. Plate Heat Exchanger (PHE) applied in vacuum evaporator for product fresh water. PHE have become popular in chemical, power, food and refrigeration industries due to the efficient heat transfer performance, extremely compact design and flexibility of extend or modify to suit changed... View full abstract»

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  • Reactivation of a silica gel moist air dehumidifier using solar heat

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    Dry air is used in many manufacturing and chemical industries and plants, and in pneumatic control systems. Silica gel pellets, available in various sizes, are widely used as drying substance as it processes distinct advantages. For reuse in the drying process, it can be quite easily reactivated by heating. In this work a small silica gel drier, fabricated and used earlier by this author, has been... View full abstract»

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  • Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) and its prospect in Bangladesh

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 5
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    Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) is a promising technology for power generation in which the solar radiation is concentrated to generate high temperature for producing steam in a solar thermal power plant. No fossil fuel is used in this technology; therefore no greenhouse gases are emitted. With an average annual Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) of 2,000 kWh/m2 the area required to generat... View full abstract»

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  • Performance study of an indigenously built flat plate solar water heater

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    A 60 liter capacity flat plate solar water heater has been designed and constructed with locally available material. The size is selected considering the daily requirement of a small family. In performance evaluation we have recorded water temperature of the solar water for consecutive hours during the mentioned sun shine period. During June-July period the maximum water temperature obtained was 7... View full abstract»

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  • Photovoltaic maximum power point tracking battery charge controller

    Publication Year: 2009, Page(s):1 - 5
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    Photovoltaic generators exhibit nonlinear I-V characteristics that vary with solar insolation. This paper describes a technique for real time tracking of the maximum power point (MPPT) of a solar panel charging a battery. A step down switching regulator is used where the duty cycle is varied to attain the desired MPPT level. Performance of the MPPT is evaluated theoretically using ORCAD SPICE. A p... View full abstract»

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