Tropical Renewable Energy Center

TREC is a new research center, initiated by Dean of Faculty of Engineering UI, Prof. Dr. Ir. Dedi Priadi, DEA. TREC consists of 6 research cluster and led by experienced researchers.

The potential of renewable energy in tropical countries (particularly in Indonesia) has unique characteristics. It is a challenge for researcher and academia to develop a suitable technical design prototype, policy strategy and business model in order to form a sustainable system.

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TREC Research Cluster

Solar and Geothermal Energy Polygeneration System

Designing, manufacturing and testing some of solar thermal cooling and refrigeration components and system which suitable for Indonesian climate

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Smartgrid and PV System

Development of control apparatus to be used in the renewable energy applications.

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Biological Energy Conversion

Biological conversion from wastewater and solid waste

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Nanostructured Energy Materials

Development of Nano-structural materials to be used in the renewable energy applications, more specifically in photovoltaic devices.

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Fluid and Thermodynamics

Development of thermo-chemical conversion system through Gasification and Fluidized Bed Combustor (FBC) in combusting solid fuel optimally and in sustainable mode.

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Energy Storage Technology

Development of energy storage technology to be used in the renewable energy applications.

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TREC Achievement

Our Researchers have commitment to develop and research the renewable energy technology for tropical area.

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Research Grant

2014 ~ 8 Grants
2015 ~ 20 Grants
2016 ~ 15 Grants


2014 ~ 27 Publications
2015 ~ 51 Publications
2016 ~ 22 Publications

DC-DC Converter 2.5 kW for Nanogrids System

DC-DC converter with 2500 Watt capacity with 95% efficiency (dcon-2.5)
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Dye Sensitized Solar Cell (DSSC)

Dye Sensitized Solar Cell is the 4th generation of Solar Cell Development.
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Featured Battery for Renewable Energy

Lithium Battery now is the featured battery for renewable energy implementation
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Rice Husk Downdraft Gasifier

Multipurpose and efficient biomass gasifier with 10 kW for a variety of purposes.
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Biogas Digester

Biogas Digester is used anaerobic digester technology for utilizing solid municipal waste in Indonesia.
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High Efficiency Wind Turbine

Wind turbine in accordance with the wind conditions in the tropical area.
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Floating Solar Photovoltaic

To reduce the cost of leasing land and suitable to be applied on the beach or the sea.
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TREC always research and develop innovative renewable energy technology for tropical area.

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TREC Research Team

Our Researchers are from interdiscipline department in Faculty of Engineering, Universitas Indonesia.

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Nofrijon Sofyan, Ph.D.

Nanostructured-Energy Materials

Dr.-Ing. Eko Adhi Setiawan

Smartgrid and PV System


Dr. Cindy Rianti Priadi

Biological Energy Conversion

Prof. Adi Surjosatyo

Fluid and Thermodynamics

Dr.-Ing. Nasruddin

Solar Thermal Cooling and Refrigeration

Prof. Anne Zulfia

Energy Storage Technology

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Solution for Electricity Needs in Disaster Area Called Be-Care

One of massive issue today is a disaster. Institute for the Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University (UNU-EHS) do some calculation about World Risk Index for 171 countries based on statistics [...]

Wind Energy Power Plants in Sidrap is a Betting

By : Dr.-Ing Eko Adhi Setiawan Director of Tropical Renewable Energy Center, University of Indonesia In the world of renewable energy, there are two technology that develop fast in research and implementation, i.e. wind turbine [...]

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The Nanogrids Electricity Concept Called Dual Power

Dual Power Concept was discovered by Dr.-Ing Eko Adhi Setiawan and his team. He is an expert of Renewable Energy Integration Nanogrids System from Tropical Renewable Energy Center University of Indonesia. Nanogrids is a [...]

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