The Drive for Renewable Energy
As technology faces exponential growth, so does the demand of sacred natural fuel. It was reported that the natural gas reserve would last about at least another 55 years. On a side note, Malaysia is ranked 6th among the top 10 countries with most rapid growth in electrical energy consumption for the year 2011-2012. With natural fuel supply at a worrying level, efforts toward efficient energy consumption and toward enhancing renewable energy production are very much necessary to ensure fuel sustenance for the upcoming generations.
What are Renewable Energy Sources?
Renewable energy sources include sources of energy other than natural fuel resources (i.e. coal and fossil fuel). Readily developed energy-harnessing technologies (which still undergo studies and enhancements) include wind energy, solar energy, nuclear energy, photovoltaic (PV) technologies (including micro grids), hydro turbine system, and biomass fuel.
CEES’s staffs specialize in the said renewable energies, more particularly in PV and micro grid technologies. As we share our expertise through various journals and conferences, we also hold seminars to educate academicians as well as the industry about green energy. As all renewable energy methods are geared toward saving energy, the other side of the coin includes finding efficient ways to cut down energy consumption. CEES postgraduate researchers not only focus on prospective renewable energy studies in Malaysia, but also studies to reduce energy consumption, for example lighting efficiency and air conditioner efficiency.