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The Sustainable Energy Technologies (SET) Program, part of King Saud University's College of Engineering, has completed preparations for an on-site system that will generate solar, wind and hydrogen power.
The new system, including a windmill, 20 solar panels and a hydrogen-releasing engine, has been installed on the program’s premises and is designed to provide SET facilities with solar, wind and hydrogen power. It will generate more than five kilowatts, enough to light the building and provide faculty and students with a valuable medium for researching and training.
The initiative is intended to increase public awareness of the importance of clean energy, and the new power system is an important step toward this mission by allowing the KSU community and guests a first-hand view of sustainable energy technology.
SET, a multi-disciplinary program that involves the KSU engineering and science (physics and chemistry) colleges. The overall plan is to establish academic and industrial collaborations with regional and international partners and providing KSU faculty and students with the best possible experience and opportunities in sustainable energy technology.
One of their key partners will be the King Abdullah City for Nuclear and Renewable Energy, which can benefit from the Riyadh Techno Valley (RTV), King Saud University's state-of-the-art research center.
The creation of the SET program was conceived and made possible by the Vice Rectorate of Graduate Studies and Scientific Research, headed by Professor Ali Al-Ghamidi, and SET Deputy General Supervisor Adel Abdennour.