GTI generates solar electricity

Written by / Wednesday, 01 December 2010 15:08

The Government Technical Institute (GTI) at Ferry Junction, Freetown says it has developed what it calls a Solar ‘Light Emitting Diode’ (LED) which is capable of generating electricity.

The solar LED light system collects a huge chunk of energy from the sun which it discharges through a systematic format by producing electricity. Mohamed Kamara, the Head of the Renewable Energy Department at GTI told CTN that the system was developed through the help of a partner in India called Thrive Energy. Mr. Kamara said energy sourced from the sun through the L.E.D system, is very effective.

Winston Moore Lecturer in the Renewable Energy Department said the Solar L.E.D light system could be used more effectively during the raining season. He said the use of the system on a large scale basis could be of help to the country in its street light project at a low cost. Mr. Kamara said the system which depended solely on the sun for power in environment friendly. Recently, the department developed a Solar Hot Water System which heats up water at one hundred degrees centigrade using local materials.

The department says its vision is to popularize the use of renewable energy to protect the environment, reduce poverty, hunger and diseases.


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