National Conference on Solar Power: The most promising solution to future energy crisis
Government Engineering College Bhartapur has organized a National Conference on "Solar Power: The most promising solution to future energy crisis" during 29-30 March, 2012. The objective of this conference was to provide awareness and showcase latest research and development in the field of solar energy and allied areas such as solar radiations scenario worldwide, government policies and incentives for promotion of solar energy usage, technologies in harnessing solar power, limitations of conventional energy resources, challenges in solar energy utilization, role of energy in sustainable development, environment related issues etc.
A transition from conventional energy systems to those based on renewable resources is necessary to meet the ever-increasing demand for energy. India is facing an acute energy scarcity which is hampering its industrial growth and economic progress. India is heavily dependent on fossil fuels for its energy needs. Setting up of new power plants is inevitably dependent on import of highly volatile fossil fuels. Thus, it is essential to tackle the energy crisis through judicious utilization of abundant renewable energy resources, such as solar energy. Apart from augmenting the energy supply, solar power may help India in mitigating climate change.
People from different parts of the country participated in this conference. The response was overwhelming. Participation in this conference has provided an opportunity to interact with distinguished technologists from the industry, academia and government departments working in the area of "Solar Energy".
Financial support from MNRE and other Departments/ Agencies has made this national conference one of the most awesome events of the year for this college. Feedback from the speakers and participants has really evaluated the efforts and motivated team members to organize such events in future.