19.06.2015 - 20.06.2015 | Tashkent, Uzbekistan
The experts' visit took place in Tashkent on 19-20 June 2015 in the frame of the IncoNet CA project. On 19 June the experts visited the Physical-Technical Institute SPA 'Physics Sun' of the Uzbek Academy of Sciences. SPA 'Physics-Sun' is a leading organisation for conducting basic and applied research in the field of solar energy. The Test Bed (Geliopoligon) of the Physical-Technical Institute of SPA 'Physics-Sun' is the main base of the testing site, where scientific-research, and pilot development works are being performed.The site also features experimental facilities (photovoltaic power plants, various types of solar thermal installations and the Stirling engine).
The following experts were involved in the visit:
The experts met with the Director of the Physical-Technical Institute SPA 'Physics Sun' Prof. Sadulla Lutfullaev. He gave the visitors an overview of the activity, research developments, laboratories, facilities and international cooperation of the Institute. After the meeting with director the experts were invited to the conference room. The meeting was opened by Dr.Jasur Akhatov. He introduced all invited experts to the audience. Dr. George Bonas welcomed everyone and gave an introduction into the scope and activities of the IncoNet CA project. Mr. Gorazd Weiss made a presentation on Horizon 2020, relevant topics on Energy, calls and other important information.
Then the following researches and specialists made the presentations regarding their activities:
After presentations a tour though the laboratories was organised. The experts were introduced to the existing equipments and the research works of the laboratories.
After lunch all experts met with Jasur Akhatov, Deputy Director of the SPA Physical-Technical Institute 'Physics-Sun', Dr. Sultan Suleymanov and Durdona Komilova from IUCP-T visited Big Solar Furnace in Parkent. A tour of the premises of the facility was organised. The guests were informed about the installation activity and developments. After the tour the Director of the Big Solar Furnace Ilkhom Atabaev made a presentation about Big Solar Furnace's history, developments and S&T cooperation.
At the SPA Physical-Technical Institute 'Physics-Sun' a round table with the Director of the Institute and other key researchers and scientists was organised. Issues related to the current possibilities and developments of the Institute were discussed, as well as the international development with foreign countries and projects involved. Dr.George Bonas gave his advice on enhancing the S&T cooperation with EU countries within framework programmes such as Horizon 2020.
All experts actively answered to all questions of the researchers. The director and other representatives of the Institute expressed their gratitude to the experts and their valuable information.
Source: Durdona Komilova, IUCP-T