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KUALA LUMPUR: For the fourth time, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia won the Asean Energy Award for its success in inventing a water heating system using solar power.
The system has a lifespan of 15 years and the capital to set up the system could be recouped in just less than three years.
UKM’s Solar Power Research Institute (SERI) director, Prof Dr Kamaruzzaman Sopian and Prof Dr Syed Zulkifli Syed Zakaria received the award from the United States Department of Energy deputy secretary Daniel B. Poneman at the 31st conference of Asean Energy Ministers in Bali on Sept 25.
Kamaruzzaman said the water solar heating system was installed at the UKM Medical centre by SERI and Zamatel Sdn Bhd through a RM2mil fund under the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation’s techno scheme.
“The invention has been registered for copyright under the name i-PANAZ,” he said. —Bernama
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