Port Blair, Feb 21: The Institution of Engineers (India), Andaman & Nicobar State Centre had organized a Technical Lecture on “Power Generation from Solar Energy” on Monday, 18 February, 2019 at 330 PM at ALHW Conference Hall, Mohanpura, Port Blair.
Er. M. P. Ganeshan, Project Manager, Neyveli Lignite Corporation delivered the lecture which was attended by over 60 Engineers / college students / interested persons from different technical departments of Govt., Andaman Law College, Private organisations, Members of The Institution of Engineers (India), State Centre etc. Er. M. P. Ganeshan journeyed through from the beginnings of creation highlighting the sun as a source of energy and light since eons dwelling on the sustainability of the environment while harnessing such perennial sources of energy. He dwelt on the geography of the sun in relation to the earth and informed about the various statistics in relation to harnessing such sources of energy. He also said about the solar basics and a breakup of the many types of radiation its uses and effects and the effective radiation that can be safely harnessed by human beings. Later he spoke about the manufacturers of PV cell and their capacities, process, including the design factors of such a unit.
After this he spoke about the 20 MW NLCIL Solar PV Power project at South Andaman and gave a project overview as NLC is the Project Implementing Agency appointed by the A & N Administration. He also spoke of the phases in which the work was taken up and NLCs unique and varied experiences while working on the project.
Following the technical session was the Interactive Session in which very many technical pertinent questions were raised by the participants & same was discussed at length. Notable among them were by Past Chairman of ANSC, IEI, Er. Manohar Singh, FIE, Retd. SE, Electricity Dept. of A & N Admn., & Past Chairman, Er. T. N. Krishnamoorthy, FIE, CE&A, ALHW.
Earlier at the outset the Chairman of the State Centre, Er. John Immanuel Koilraj, FIE, Prop. M/s Sophia Constructions welcomed the Guest Speaker & the gathering while briefing about the background of the speaker. The Immediate Past Honorary Secretary of the State Centre. Er. Johnson Abraham, MIE, Consultant read out the names of the 25 member ANSC Committee for the session 2018-2020 approved by IEI HQ at Kolkata and also delivered the vote of thanks.