Tue 24-05-2022 20:22 PM
SHARJAH, 24th May, 2022 (WAM) — H.H. Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah and President of the University of Sharjah (UoS), inspected the Solar House model at the University of Sharjah, on Tuesday.
On his arrival at the site, Sheikh Sultan examined the facilities of the model of the solar house, which earned second place in “The Solar Decathlon Middle East (SDME-2021) competition, hosted by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority in conjunction with Expo 2020 Dubai.”
UoS’ “Sharjah Team,” comprising 100 students and professors from three faculties the Faculty of Engineering, the Faculty of Science, and the Faculty of Health Sciences came up with the unusual project: a solar-powered house.
In addition to hearing about the project’s goals and many advantages of modern living, the university president also learned about the house’s innovative design and unique use of recycled water and solar energy for heating and cooling, as well as the flexibility to move the house’s external structure to take advantage of the sun’s rays while also considering the surrounding environment.
At the end of the tour, Sheikh Sultan honoured the project’s sponsoring institutions and the Sharjah Team, as well as professors and students working on the project and a number of academic staff, for their outstanding efforts in developing and supporting the team’s work.