On May 18, 2018 the Scientific and Practical Conference "Renewable and Hydrogen Energy - 2018" was held at Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. It was organized and conducted by the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institut", the Institute of Renewable Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Frantsevych Institute of Materials Science, the Energy Association "Ukrainian Hydrogen Council" and the Small Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The conference was devoted to the 100th anniversary of the foundation of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, the 100th anniversary of the establishment of the Faculty of Electric Power Engineering and Automation, the 120th anniversary of the foundation of the National Technical University of Ukraine "Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute" and the Day of Science in Ukraine.
Within the framework of the conference two sections were held. The first section, which was presented by leading Ukrainian scientists in the field of renewable and hydrogen energy, was held at the Great Conference Hall of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Such famous scientists as Academician of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Yuriy Solonin and Corresponding Member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine Stepan Kudria presented their reports.
The second section – the youth section – where students-researchers presented their reports was held at the 6th Building in the hall of the Administrative Council of Igor Sikorsky KPI. The youth section of the conference was attended by more than 70 participants and guests, including schoolchildren and heads of their scientific projects from ten regions of Ukraine - Volyn, Donetsk, Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Poltava, Ivano-Frankivsk, Luhansk, Kherson, Chernihiv and Kyiv.
In the reports presented at the youth section schoolchildren – the members of the Small Academy of Sciences of Ukraine presented the results of their researches and discussed the problems and prospects of the development of the use of renewable energy sources in the complex with the involvement of hydrogen technologies for the accumulation, storage and transfer of clean electricity produced for household and industrial needs of the country, the use of bioenergy resources and the warmth of the environment, the energy of the sun to solve the issues of heating, which in result will allow Ukraine to achieve energy independence.
The conference was attended by 26 students with stand and oral presentations. Abstracts of these reports are published in a separate collection. All participants of the youth section of the conference received the certificates of the participants of the conference, and their heads - gratitudes for the training of talented schoolchildren.
A good tradition is the presentation of the existing models of experimental installations by students with demonstration of their work for all participants and guests of the conference. In particular, the tenth-year student of the Lutsk educational complex " Vasyl Sukhomlynsky Gymnasium № 14" Andriy Homon presented an energy-efficient solar battery with a Sun orientation manipulator, which can significantly increase the electricity consumption of the systems of this type.
The congratulatory speeches were given by the director of the Institute of Renewable Energy of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, corresponding member of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, head of the Department of Renewable Energy of Igor Sikorsky KPI Stepan Kudria and president of the Ukrainian Water Council, Oleksander Repkin to the participants of the youth section of the conference.
Within the framework of the event, young scientists and guests of the conference got acquainted with the history of the university, had an interesting and meaningful excursion through the territory of the educational institution, the Museum of Igor Sikorsky KPI.