Prof. (Dr.) Yogender Kumar Yadav, director, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy (SSS-NIRE), Kapurthala have received the World Renewable Energy Pioneer Award.
The award was presented to him by Prof. Ali Sayigh, director general, World Renewable Energy Network/Council in a special ceremony in the presence of more than 100 experts around the globe and VIP personalities at Kingston University, London, United Kingdom recently.
Prof. Yogender Kumar Yadav, director, Sardar Swaran Singh National Institute of Renewable Energy, Kapurthala,
This prestigious global award was given to him for serving the world community for more than 25 years with his hard work and research publications in promoting renewable energy in India and abroad.
Prof. Yadav is Ph.D. in Energy Studies from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and has contributed significantly in the development of sustainable bio-energy, hybrid energy systems for rural development, solar crop drying and desiccant based hybrid space-conditioning systems.
He has more than 100 research publications in the international,national journals of repute and conferences in addition to writing teaching text on renewable energy.
Prof. Yadav also made an invited presentation on "Recent Developments and Perspectives of Renewable Energy in India" during the World Renewable Energy Congress XIII held at Kingston University, London, UK in which more than 600 renowned scientists and renewable energy professionals from 90 countries participated.
He said, "During the world congress it was emphasized that at the present moment renewable energy contributes only 11% to our primary energy and if we intend to do something about our planet, to safeguard our future and to create a healthy environment for the generations to come, then we must all actively utilize renewable energy in our daily life. It is expected that 60 percent of all our energy will come from renewable energy by the year 2070. The sooner we employ the attitude that today is better than tomorrow, the greater the opportunity to increase this figure to 80%. This clearly demonstrates the importance of renewable energy as the new source of power for the future".
Prof. Yadav has been the project coordinator of the Government of India sponsored project on Integrated Rural Energy Planning for meeting out rural energy needs through optimum mix of conventional and renewable energy sources and has been the principal investigator of coordinated research project on renewable energy sources of Indian Council of Agriculture Research.