The inaugural ceremony of installing 5KW vertical wind turbine ‘ONUVA’ was held at Bangladesh University of Professionals (BUP) on Monday.
Vertical wind turbine ‘ONUVA’ is a step towards achieving the goal of renewable power supply by using nature’s wind energy through tolerant structures by reducing energy dependence.
State Minister for Power, Energy and Mineral Resources Nasrul Hamid was present as the chief guest at the inaugural function.
Nasrul Hamid in his speech said the country is moving forward towards fulfilling Vision 2021 even amid this global pandemic.
“We are working vehemently to increase the supply of electricity among all the people in Bangladesh, importing liquefied natural gas to meet the energy demand, distributing solar home systems and also increasing gas production” he said.
He specifically mentioned that this innovative technology of bio power generation of BUP will definitely play an important role in making the country self-reliant.
It is noted that 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, assistant professor Md. Rajib Uddin and affiliated institution SIGAS Bangladesh on September 16. By Appropriate practical use of the patent will make a significant contribution to industry, rural and coastal areas.
Among others, members of parliament, secretaries of various ministries, high officials of BUP and media personnel were also present.