KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 (KUNA) -- The University of Indonesia has launched
the first academy for solar energy in Southeast Asia, as part of its efforts
for the environment.
The academy was launched in cooperation with German renewable energy
company Inutec-Solarzentrum, during a U.N. seminar at the university's
campus, said head of the university's communications office, Siane Indriani.
The university is also widely known for launching the UI GreenMetric World
University Ranking. The initiative, launched in 2010, is aimed at giving
credit to global universities that take huge efforts in reducing their carbon
footprint and thus help combat climate change.
Indonesia's mostly hot climate over vast landscape makes it a great
candidate for solar energy, with a daily solar energy output of 3.4 kWh. (end)
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