UTAR STEM Outreach conducts workshop on renewable energy

As part of the university’s commitment to fostering interest in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) fields, UTAR STEM Outreach organised a dynamic workshop in conjunction with UTAR Open Day on 6 April 2024 at UTAR Sungai Long Campus.

The workshop titled “How renewable energy and energy storage work?” was led by Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science academic Assoc Prof Ir Dr Lim Boon Han. Participants were engaged in a hands-on experiment that delved into the intricacies of renewable energy sources and energy storage solutions at the workshop. The students eagerly experimented with solar panels, lamps, wind turbines, fuel cells, and batteries as part of the experiment. Guided by Dr Lim, they explored the practical applications of these technologies and gained firsthand experience in harnessing renewable energy.

Through this practical demonstration, students gained insights into measuring the output of solar panels and wind turbines, while exploring the impact of various parameters on power output. Additionally, attendees learned a simplified method for electrolysis and the subsequent utilisation of hydrogen and oxygen gases to produce electricity.

The workshop not only equipped students with practical knowledge but also inspired them to explore the possibilities of renewable energy in addressing global challenges. By engaging in hands-on activities and interactive discussions, participants gained valuable insights into the role of STEM fields in shaping a sustainable future.

Experiment on wind turbine and fuel cell

Dr Lim guiding the students during the experiment

Solar and charger

Solar PV

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