The Papua New Guinea College of Know-how turns into the primary establishment within the nation to pilot a roof prime photo voltaic power program for the college.
The rooftop photo voltaic program will probably be carried out by the college’s Division of Electrical Engineering this 12 months with the set up of photo voltaic panels on the division’s roof prime to generate energy for the division.
It’s anticipated that the mission can even prolong to different departments within the close to future.
The College’s administration has allotted K300, 000 to the Division to hold out the pilot mission this 12 months.
PNG Unitech Vice Chancellor, Dr Ora Renagi stated that the college have to be on the forefront of demonstrating what be achieved by utilising the photo voltaic sources which can be available, and help the college in chopping down electrical energy value.
“Our engineering college students and lecturers will probably be engaged in this system to allow our college students to be effectively educated for the business,” stated Dr Renagi.
“When these college students graduate they can even exit and might match into their area and ship good providers to our individuals.”
“We are able to’t train them principle solely, nonetheless, with program, college students can develop into consultants of those applications so when they are often engaged by the business to put in photo voltaic programs all around the nation.”
Division of Electrical Engineering Appearing Head of Division Dr Moses Kavi who would be the lead engineer within the roof prime photo voltaic program stated the mission will cowl 889 sq. meters and so they count on to ship 190 kilowatts of electrical energy to their division.
He stated with such energy, the division can run all its lighting and cooling programs by simply utilizing the solar energy generated.
Dr Kavi stated the College yearly pays over K2 million for electrical energy and such program if rolled out to different tutorial constructing rooftops might considerably get monetary savings for the college and authorities.
He hopes to proceed roll out this system to the Mechanical Engineering and Utilized Physics Departments, after which to different tutorial buildings on the college.