2008 Events Coverage
December: Dominic Hua's Success in Speak Out For Engineering (SOFE)
UNITEN wins National Quality Environment (5S) Practices Award
MS ISO 9001:2000 for UNITEN
UNITEN All Set For World Solar Challenge 2009
Universiti Tenaga Nasional, The 1st To Receive Quality Environment Practice Certification From MPC
13 July, A first for Khaled
Energising the Industry - Universiti Tenaga Nasional Key Roles in Education and Research Excellence
Malaysia received Outstanding Chapter Award from IEEE Power Engineering Society at Pittsburgh, USA
18 June, UNITEN and PUNB Sealed Pathways for Entrepreneurs
UNITEN wins National Quality Environment (5S) Practices Award’
23 May: Dr Bob Bishop's lecture drew overwhelming response
May: Dr Izham awarded as `Tokoh Pekerja Lelaki (Executive) at The National Labour Day'08 Celebration
03rd April 2008: IMechE Accreditation Another Milestone to UNITEN
24 April: National Intellectual Property Award 2008
March: UNITEN Open Day 2008 - A Huge Success!
22 February, 9 MEDALS FOR UNITEN AT MTE 2008
February: A Job Hunting Mania @ UNITEN Career Carnival 2008
February: UNITEN Alumni and Students Awarded TAR Gold Medal and Scholarships
February: UNITEN Gets RM4.8m for Two Projects
February: UNITEN SIFE Team Did It Again! Congrats to All...
February: UNITEN’s BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Accredited by iMechE
February: Well Done, UNITEN & TNB! ARSEPE 2008 – Another Success Story
18th Jan: United We Stand, 'Sehati Sejiwa UNITEN 10'
25th Jan: UNITEN Big Cleaning Day - Gearing Towards 5S Certification

UNITEN All Set For World Solar Challenge 2009

UNITEN is all set to participate in the World Solar Challenge 2009 in Australia this coming 18 to 25 October 2009. This assurance was given by none other than the persons responsible to prepare UNITEN’s team for the event, Mr. Halil Hussain, Assoc. Prof. Ismail Said and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Amir Hisham Hashim. The 2009 World Solar Challenge is the ultimate challenge in sustainable energy. The event sets the challenge to design and build a car capable of crossing the vast and imposing continent of Australia using only sunlight as fuel. The Challenge requires the team to travel a 3000 km-journey from tropical Darwin in the Northern Territory to Adelaide in South Australia.


World Solar Challenge 2009 from Darwin to Adelaide, a 3000 km-journey

According to Mr. Halil, this would be the first time UNITEN enters the solar car category. In the past, UNITEN had vast successes in the solar bicycle and recumbent categories. Top universities which had participated in the World Solar Challenge before were the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Technical University of Delft, University of Michigan, University of Stanford, University of Oregon, University of Calgary, University College London, University of New South Wales, and Nanyang Technological University. UNITEN team known as the Solar Ranger strives to complete the 3000 km journey and to be the top Malaysian team and the top ten overall.

 
 

The team which includes UNITEN undergraduate students is wholly involved in this project starting from the design and development of the solar cell/array, batteries and charger, maximum peak power tracker, motor and motor controller, telemetry and aerodynamics.


The present development of UNITEN’s solar car – Solar Ranger

Begining April 2009, the team will embark on a rigorous testing of the car on the road for four(4) months which will be fully completed by August 2009. The road testing will cover all major towns in Malaysia starting from UNITEN moving towards Kedah, Kelantan,Terengganu and Johor Bahru and a return journey back to the campus. The team will stop at designated schools and TNB districts offices as part of its educational and promotional campaign. The long journey is needed in order to prepare the car and the technical team members for the actual challenge in Australia.

Mr. Halil says that they will be scouting for 10 students to be part of the team to Australia – 4 drivers and 6 technical team members. They are looking for drivers with the same height and weight and of course with valid driving license. To minimize the total weight of the car the weight of the driver must be less than 80 kg. To be selected for the team the students need to complete at least 12 hours of driving during the 4 months testing period.

All the best to Solar Ranger and as same saying goes GO...GO..GO... UNITEN BOLEH!!!



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