FUTA Develops Solar-Powered Generating Set I The Precision

FUTA announces development of solar-powered generator
FUTA VC, Fuwape while unveiling the product
In a bid to improving its renewable energy effort to de-emphasise
dependence on the national grid, the Centre for Renewable Energy
Technology (CRET) of the Federal University of Technology, Akure, has
developed solar-powered generating set – FUTA Solar Box I and FUTA Solar Box


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The generating sets 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 generating sets 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 generating set was to alleviate the energy challenge being
experienced by Nigerians. 
According to him, the Box 1 with a capacity of
120w and which comes at a cost of N65,000 with the solar panel and
installation is targeted at students and other low income earners, while
the Box 2 which is of 200w costs N110, 000 with panel and installation
and targeted at staff and medium income earners. 
FUTA announces development of solar-powered generator
Mr Awodun said at the
flat rates, the noiseless and fume free generating sets are cost effective in
comparison with others in the market which have monthly subscription
after installation. 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. 
Commissioning the generating sets, the Vice-Chancellor, commended the CRET team for its ingenuity in developing such solar boxes
at a time when the masses are groaning under the pain of incessant and
erratic power supply.

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Opportunities abound in FUTA and
since Renewable Energy is a major way out of the challenging energy
need, CRET which also operates from a Net Zero building that generates
its own electricity is on the right track, he said.
He described the FUTA Solar
Box I and FUTA Solar Box 2 as practical demonstration of Renewable
Prof. Fuwape commended CRET and FUTA’s efforts at impacting the
community, assuring that they will be repackaged for commercial
He called on cooperative societies and interested members of
immediate and external communities of FUTA to leverage on the
opportunity and advantage of the power box. 

 The VC also commissioned
Solar Energy Pole developed by CRET. 

The Solar Energy Pole can
successfully power a two bedroom flat and at reasonable cost.

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