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SE Asia''s first solar academy in Indonesia

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) aab.ssj KUNA 241410 Jul 12NNNN