The College of Strength and Natural Sources (UENR) has partnered with other establishments to pilot an electronic bike, which will be run by solar-generated strength.
The E-bikes to be equipped with meters, making use of renewable electrical power, will be billed at selected charging stations at the College.
The job is believed to price tag some $357,000 and will be funded by the German governing administration.
The Bochum College of Applied Science and Don Bosco, are the major companions in the challenge.
The venture is aimed at minimizing climate adjust and carbon emissions by looking at the use of renewable electrical power in the transportation sector.
In see of this, a memorandum of comprehending involving UENR and Bochum College of Used Science in Germany has been signed through a kick-off workshop arranged by the partners in Sunyani.
Ing. Dr Eric Antwi Ofosu, Director, Regional Centre for Energy and Environmental Sustainability, said, getting introduced the task and agreements signed, they will do the installation of the charging devices.
In accordance to him, the bikes will be introduced down for the 3-12 months challenge to start in 2021.
He claimed UENR is accomplishing the piloting and investigation review to see how sustainable it will be.
“We seem at our road layouts and give chances for motorbike lanes, then we can venture these kinds of a job. And our abundant solar vitality results in being beneficial in our transportation sector. Fuel price ranges continue on to increase, and if we can vacation resort to solar energy, then it will be very good since that is what UENR is all about in which we can use energy in a sustainable way across all sectors”, he explained.
Ing. Dr. Antwi Ofosu, who is also a Senior lecturer at the Section of Electricity and Environmental Engineering at UENR, defined, “We have Don Bosco in Tema as a associate, who has a charging technique. There will be a person charging system also at the UENR so that people can come and demand the bicycle. The bicycle will have a meter that will exhibit how substantially strength is available at all moments. We will place a couple of E-motorbikes across city where by individuals will shell out something for it and be in a position to drive it throughout town”.
The Vice-chancellor of UENR, Prof. Elvis Asare-Bediako, explained, the project is also aimed at delivering reliable and clean up electricity to fulfill SDG 7.
He observed, that it will also aid the University to develop much more photo voltaic vitality to electricity the E-motorcycles, specifically when the pupils are on holiday seasons.
All over again, the surplus vitality could be channeled into other sectors of the College or bought to the community to enable generate money for more investigate review to enhance the graphic of the College and the venture could be scaled to other Universities thereby generating UENR and Don Bosco a middle of excellence.
He even further reported, the venture will decrease the electricity demand on the countrywide grid and cut down expenses though the bikes will increase the motion of students and staff members inside of the University, as it will be value-productive.
He, consequently, appealed to the federal government as a result of the Ministry of Transport to support the job to strengthen renewable strength output and its usage to meet up with the eyesight of setting up UENR.
On her part, the Bono Regional Minister, Justina Owusu Banahene, observed that the government’s program to improve renewable strength combine by 2030 is however on study course and commended UENR for possessing about 90% of their street lights working with solar vitality though complicated them to develop it over and above the university.
The Minister pledged the assist of the Bono Regional Coordinating Council to the implementation of the MoNaL job in the region.