FUTA develops solar powered generators

The Centre for Renewable Energy Technology (CRET) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, has developed solar-powered generators – FUTA solar box I and FUTA solar box 2.

The box 1 with a capacity of 120 watts and which comes at a cost of N65,000 with the solar panel, and installation is targeted at students and other low income earners.

The box 2 which is of 200 watts costs n110, 000 with panel and installation and targeted at staff and medium income earners.

The generators of various capacities which components include lithium polymer battery, inverter, change controller, socket outlet, fuse and switches can power television set, fan and a number of bulbs for a minimum of five hours at a go.

Presenting the generators to the university management led by the Vice-Chancellor, joseph Fuwape, the Director, CRET, Olurinde Lafe, represented by the Associate Director, Moses Awodun, said the idea behind the generator was to alleviate the energy challenge being experienced by Nigerians explaining the components and functionality of the power generators, the project officer, CRET, Adekunle Adefela said the solar boxes are cost effective with no maintenance fee.

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