Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) has introduced a 5KW Vertical Wind Turbine – Onuva – on Monday, to facilitate the renewable power supply using the wind energy through tolerant structures.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid attended the inaugural function as chief guest, said a press release.
Addressing the programme, the state minister said "We are moving forward towards fulfilling our Vision 2021 even amid this global pandemic. In the meantime, we are working vehemently to increase the supply of electricity among all the people in Bangladesh, import liquefied natural gas to meet the energy demand, distribute solar home systems and increase gas production."
He specifically mentioned that the innovative technology of bio power generation of BUP will play a significant role in making people self-reliant, said a press release.
The state minister thanked the Vice-Chancellor of BUP and all those involved in the research under his leadership and encouraged further research.
At the same time, he mentioned Bangladesh under the leadership of his ministry and the Hon'ble Prime Minister would come forward to take such research to go ahead.
The hybrid vertical turbine is made by combining the automatic braking system with the design of a completely fancy blade with indigenous technology and products.
This innovation is presented alongside the Australian Government's intellectual property company IP Australia.
IP Australia awarded the invention as an Innovation Patent to BUP Vice-Chancellor Major General Ataul Hakim Sarwar Hasan, SBP, SGP, ndc, afwc, psc,PhD, Assistant Professor Md Rajib Uddin and affiliated institution SIGAS Bangladesh on 16 September.
By Appropriate practical use of the patent will make a significant contribution to industry, rural and coastal areas.
Among others, lawmakers, secretaries to different ministries, senior officials of BUP attended the programme.