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The UiTM Solar Research Institute and RVS College of Engineering and Technology Work on an Inbound-Outbound Programme

The Solar Research Institute (SRI), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia, Shah Alam, organised the SRIRVSCET Inbound-Outbound programme in collaboration with RVS College of Engineering and Technology (RVSCET). This programme was conducted virtually to share solar energy recent advancements. In his speech titled “Solar Power Future: Technologies, Opportunities and Challenges”, Dr Sudhakar Kumarasamy from Universiti Malaysia Pahang discussed technical, economic, environmental and storage issues and how these issues can be studied in future research solar energy restoration. Following that was a presentation titled “Photovoltaic Cooling and Thermoelectric for Solar Thermal Applications” by Assoc Prof Ir Ts Dr Baljit Singh from SRI, UiTM. Assoc Prof Ir Ts Dr Baljit Singh also presented on several novel photovoltaic cooling applications, as well as solar thermal power generation using thermoelectric generators. Both speakers emphasised the importance of solar energy in mitigating climate change as well as the benefits of solar energy in generating sustainable power. The programme attracted 74 participants from both institutions, including researchers, lecturers, and students. This programme provides students the opportunity to practise effective communication skills by presenting their work. This virtual programme witnesses a successful knowledge sharing session which hopes to translate and to increase on the criticality of solar energy.

ArticleLink https://qs-gen.com/uitms-solar-research-institute-collaborates-with-rvs-college-of-engineering-technology-for-inbound-outbound-programme/

The Element of Integrated Design Project towards Fulfilling the 21st Century Skills Set and Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)

The Integrated Design Project (IDP) is a course that is based on a teamwork-based project which necessitates students to deploy the intellectual experience that has been learned in the earlier semesters of the programme. With the vital need to prepare the graduates for 21st century skill sets, the IDP needs to be aligned with the 21st century skills set and Sustainable Development Goal (SDG). This study focuses on the sufficiency of IDP at UiTM in developing graduate attributes for the 21st century and aligned with the needs of SDG. The observation is conducted based on IDP courses at the School of Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Shah Alam.

ArticleLink https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/abstract/document/10264046

Enhancing Energy Efficiency in Malaysian Public Universities through Building Information Modelling (BIM)

It is imperative for these institutions to initiate energysaving programmes by harnessing the capabilities of Building Information Modelling (BIM) technology. to secure a sustainable energy. Evaluating the lighting performance in pre-retrofitting stages is crucial to ensuring effective energy saving in universities. Therefore, this study investigates the energy performance of existing university buildings by employing BIM technology to enhance the energy efficiency leading to energy conservation. This can be achieved by carefully assessing the energy consumption of various appliances within the building, specifically emphasising lighting. This study identifies the strengths and weaknesses of implementing BIM in the energy performance improvement process. The findings will determine BIM’s potential in enhancing energy efficiency in existing university buildings, providing valuable insights that can guide the maintenance departments in universities to monitor their work more accurately through digital applications, leading to more precise energy management. By attaining improved energy performance, the university building will simultaneously reduce costs, increase its value, and promote a more sustainable and productive environment for campus users.

ArticleLink http://www.jised.com/PDF/JISED-2021-36-05-72.pdf

Green Energy Converter to Optimise Teaching and Learning in Energy Science

As the knowledge of energy conservation becomes more critical, an energy converter was developed for students to understand kinetic energy conversion to electricity. This conversion witnesses the kinetic energy being stored in two forms of storage apparatus. The first type is synchronous flywheels which operates within the allowable range of the synchronous frequency. The second type is asynchronous flywheels in which its rotational speed is independent from the system synchronous frequency and varies over a wide range and this feature gives the asynchronous flywheel the ability to store and release a significant amount of kinetic energy. The outcomes from this study displayed successful performance which is dynamo that acts as a generator for the converter to convert kinetic energy into the electrical energy to charge electrical gadgets.

ArticleLink https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/13720/

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