PEClab was present in the International Forum “Wind and Solar Power Chile 2012” as part of Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and NEIM (Millennium Nucleus of Industrial Electronics and Mechatronics). This International Forum was organized by ACERA (Chilean Association of Renewable Energies) and it met most important companies that develop Solar and Wind Energies (Link).
Professor Juan Dixon attended the National Meeting of NCRE “Present and Future”, organized by NEIM (Millennium Nucleus of Industrial Electronics and Mechatronics) and realized in the Convention Center of Enjoy in Viña del Mar. Important people from politics, academics and companies were present in the event (Link).
The PEClab professors Javier Pereda Juan Dixon recently won, for second consecutive year, the award for best paper at the conference Electric Vehicles and Renewables Energies (EVER), held in Monaco, with his work “Cascaded converters for EVs with single power Increased power source and quality” (Link).
PEClab participated in the first Electric Vehicle Expo of Chile, which was organized by the Club de Autos Eléctricos de Chile (Chilean Electric Vehicles Club). Professors Juan Dixon and Javier Pereda exposed 3 electric vehicles (Chevrolet LUV, Chevrolet S10 and Suzuki Maruti) equipped with the last stage-of-the-art technology. Also, Volta UC (PEClab partner) showed his car (Mitsubishi Lancer). This event counted with the presence of the Mrs. Maria Ignacia Benítez, Ministry for the Environment.
The PElab professors Juan Dixon and Javier Pereda won the medal Prince Albert II of Monaco 2011 at the Electric Vehicles and Renewables Energies Conference for present the best paper: “23-Level Inverter for Electric Vehicles Using Only One Power Supply and Series Active Filters” (La Tercera).
PEClab and NEIM (Millennium Nucleus of Industrial Electronics and Mechatronics) participated in the Expo Energy Efficiency 2010, realized in Estación Mapocho, on 19 and 20 November (Link).
Professor Juan Dixon received Ramón Salas Edwards award from Instituto de Ingenieros de Chile (En: Chilean Institute of Engineers), for his paper “Sensorless Control for a Switched Reluctance Wind Generator, Based on Current Slopes and Neural Networks”. This research work was realized with professors Ruben Peña (UdeC) and Roberto Cárdenas (Universidad de Magallanes), and Estanislao Echenique (PEClab postgraduate student).The award ceremony was realized in the Act Hall of the Institute (Link, see page 2).