ВТУ "Тодор Каблешков"

Opening of Renewable Energy Sources Laboratory


The Renewable Energy Sources Laboratory was officially opened at Todor Kableshkov University of Transport on 1 November, 2013 /the Day of the leaders of the Bulgarian National Revival/. The laboratory is a joint work of 3K JSC Company, Varna and Department of Electric Power Supply and Electrical Equipment in Transport at Faculty of Telecommunications and Electrical Equipment in Transport, under the leadership of the Dean – Prof. Dr. Ivan Milenov.
The sponsor 3K JSC is a company operating in the field of power engineering and environment for more than 10 years. It offers services related to the design, supply and overall construction of photovoltaic systems for electricity generation from renewable energy sources, as well as complex engineering solutions for specific projects. The main trends are off-grid and emergency power supply via photovoltaic modules and systems for direct connection to the power grid. The new Renewable Energy Sources Laboratory is equipped with the latest equipment and installations, donation from 3K JSC Company. The company installed 32 KANEKA solar panels with total peak power of 3,36 kW on the roof of school building 1. An inventor of IBC SOLAR AG Company with the respective protection and change-over equipment is installed in the lab. The station’s parameters (generated and consumed electricity for a day, month, year, as well as the current consumption) can be monitored in real-time on the display of the inventor or remotely in the Internet.
There is installed a separate off-grid photo solar system to provide illumination in the lab, implemented via panels under LED-technology, controllers and battery. The realized solar system provide opportunity for carrying out research and laboratory classes in a number of BSc and MSc courses in Power Engineering and Electrical Equipment and Electric Cars Programmes.
The lab is with new interior – it is equipped with new tables, chairs, desks, boards, etc, also donated by 3K JSC Company.
Many guests, lecturers, students and journalists attended the official opening. Prof. DSc Eng. Petar Kolev, Rector of Todor Kableshkov University of Transport cut the ribbon. In his speech he put an emphasis on the significant contribution of 3K JSC Company for the construction of this new academic acquisition and noted that the collaboration is another evidence for the close liaison between education, science and business. Eng. Koliu Oreshkov, founder and CEO of 3K JSC and Prof. Dr. Ivan Milenov, Dean of Faculty of Telecommunications and Electrical Equipment in Transport addressed the audience. Representatives of the Chamber of Commerce and Energy Efficiency Agency expressed respect to the event by attending it. Visual demonstration that gave the guests a chance to convince themselves in the innovativeness and contemporary vision of the laboratory were presented.