Association launched to harness solar energy

With a view to enhance usage and harnessing solar energy, check leakage and create awareness on energy efficient electrical and electronic gadgets, a Green Engineers’ Association (GEA) was launched at the Jayalakshmi Institute of Technology, Thoppur recently.

A release from the college said that Dr. S. Ragunathan, Principal, inaugurated the association, the brainchild of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering of the college.

The GEA will involve itself to create awareness on usage of energy efficient devices through energy conservation and management.

The GEA would be headed by N. Sivakumar, Head of the Department, Electrical and Electronics Engineering.

As an initial initiative, the GEA will commission 10 solar street lights within the campus and would establish 5 KW solar power generation plant in the campus. After assessing the programme, it will be extend to commercial as well as consultation activities for the industries.

The inauguration was followed by a seminar on ‘Energy Conservation and Management’.

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