Thursday, December 3

Indonesian university sets up Southeast Asia’s first solar academy


JAKARTA: The University of Indonesia (UI) has set up the first solar energy education and training institute in Southeast Asia.

Dubbed the Solar Academy, the institution has been placed under the Electrical Engineering Department of the university’s Faculty of Engineering.

The academy was launched during a seminar on “Solar Energy for Our Future” which was held at the university campus in Depok.

The university’s head of the Communications Office, Siane Indriani, said the academy was established with the collaboration of Inutec Solarzentrum, a German company dealing in renewable energy.

Siane said Indonesia had an abundance of potential in renewable energy, particularly solar energy which had an average daily radiation of 4.8 kWh/m2 and had yet to be fully exploited. — Bernama