Aust Partners Alofos Foundation On Green, Solar Energy Design

May 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Green Energy News

The African University of Science and Technology (AUST), Abuja has partnered Alofos Science and Technology Foundation to organise a workshop titled AUST-ALOFOS Foundation Workshop in Lagos.

The workshop was aimed at enlightening students from the senior secondary and tertiary institutions about green energy with a focus on solar energy. In the course of the programme, the students were first introduced to the basic principles of electricity generation and consumption and then to more advanced principles.

Thereafter, they were lectured on the various means of green energy generation visa-a-vis wind, solar which are renewable energy sources. The lecturers also provided the students with insights into the various non-renewable energy sources that are in use today such as natural gas, coal, oil, and uranium that contribute to global emissions of carbon dioxide and other pollutants that result in global warming among other environmental ills.

The four facilitators of the one week workshop who are doctoral students of AUST include: Joseph Asare, Benjamin Agyei- Tuffour, Egidius Rwenyagila and Chukwuemeka Ani Joseph, brought with them Instructional materials and instruments for use by the students.

With a predilection for solar energy, the facilitators helped the students to understand that the field of solar energy research is an ever evolving one as the energy from sun is an under-tapped resource that is being looked into globally. They explained that in order to help in solving the world’s energy needs, Nigeria by virtue of her geographical position, has this resource in abundance hence the need to be on the front lines in this research.

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