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Renewable Energy Laboratory
To resolve most daunting challenge of this world—energy needs—and also our nation’s heavy reliance on fossil fuels, Renewable Energy Laboratory (REL) promotes rigorous and objective empirical research at IIT Jodhpur on issues related to energy and environment. REL focuses on designing, testing, and disseminating renewable and efficient energy system. The mission of REL is to help these technologies to realize their full potential to contribute to environmentally sustainable development in industrial and developing countries. In the renewable energy field, expert faculty and students at this Laboratory are currently striving to create an innovative system to efficiently harness energy from sunlight and wind power. Recently, a work on solar and wind system for household development has been planned and our research effort at REL draws on ongoing work in variety of fields, including energy engineering, and environmental risk analysis. REL has computer interfaced systems and approximately 30 students can work at a time. Students are the greatest resource of REL and IIT Jodhpur has made substantial commitment to the area of renewable energy and been providing all required resources to execute a viable plan and innovative research at REL. One aspect of the evolution of REL is the development of collaborative partnership with other academic and industrial groups. In the near future, it will be a hub for training and public-private sector collaboration. Recently, the lab has started a consultancy project, with Panasonic R & D India Pvt. Ltd., on the prototyping of microbial fuel cells. In addition, the lab has started work on data collection, interpretation, and analysis of PV power plants less than 5 MW in Rajasthan and Gujarat.
The Renewable Energy Laboratory uses the following equipment:
1.  Wind power of 2KW Charge controller ~12V, Synchronous generator with permanent magnets ~12V, Lamp board ~12V, Off grid inverter,
2. PEM Fuel cell Fuel cell with DC converter, Electronic load, Metal hydride storage cell, Electrolyser, 200W/20V/10A,
3. Advanced Photovoltaics Solar module simulation model 23V/2A, Solar module with solar altitude emulator, Solar charge controller 12/24V, 6A, Solar accumulator 12V, 7Ah, Off grid inverter 230V, 275VA etc., and
4. Combined RF/DC Sputtering Unit for Coatings Applications.