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    UiTM’s Solar Research Institute collaborates with RVS College of Engineering & Technology for inbound-outbound programme

    The Solar Research Institute (SRI), Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Malaysia, Shah Alam, in partnership with RVS College of Engineering & Technology (RVSCET) organized SRI-RVSCET Inbound-Outbound Programme on 2nd – 3rd December 2021. The virtual event, which was hosted on Cisco Webex®, was intended to promote the advancement of solar energy specifically in the aspects of analysis, tools and applications.

    Dr Sudhakar Kumarasamy from Universiti Malaysia Pahang presented a topic entitled “Solar Powered Future: Technologies, Opportunities and Challenges”. Dr Sudhakar Kumarasamy discussed technical, economic, environmental, and storage‐related challenges with possible solutions. Future potential research directions in the field of direct and indirect electricity generation from solar energy was also presented. This was followed by another presentation by Assoc. Prof. Ir Ts. Dr Baljit Singh from SRI, UiTM entitled “Photovoltaic Cooling and Thermoelectric for Solar Thermal Applications”. The presentation was focused on various innovative photovoltaic cooling applications and solar thermal power generations focusing on thermoelectric generators. Both speakers highlighted the importance of solar energy in mitigating climate change and also the advantage of solar energy for sustainable power generation.

    The inbound-outbound programme was attended by 74 participants comprising researchers, lecturers and students from both institutions. Student participation included 70 undergraduate students from the RVS College of Engineering & Technology (RVSCET) and Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM). This program allowed the students to experience effective communication via their presentations on their work. The feedback and comments obtained from the online audience and experts also allowed them to evaluate and engage in continued learning by helping to adopt new knowledge and avoid repetitive mistakes.

    This will allow the students to communicate and convey messages effectively as a skill developed after continuous practice and experience.A video of this event can be viewed at: https://www.facebook.com/100068009710719/videos/637199490781767/