Technology : KNUST Constructs Solar-Powered 4X4 Vehicle
The Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), in partnership with the Technical University of Munich, has constructed a solar-powered 4×4 vehicle.
The environmentally-friendly vehicle, meant to carry passengers and goods, was inaugurated by the Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, at the 51st congregation of the KNUST, Kumasi, on Saturday.
The Asantehene, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, taking a test drive after he inaugurated the car. With him on the vehicle is Mr Marhu Soctes, one of the project leaders from Germany
When completed it could become the first solar-powered 4×4 vehicle to be manufactured on the African continent.
Prof Obiri-Danso hinted that the University’s College of Engineering, had in recent times invented an open-space fire detector, solar-powered traffic lights and drones to support the nation’s development processes.
He called for adequate funding of research activities of the University to enable it come out with cutting-edge technologies for the benefit of the nation.
Otumfuo Osei Tutu, who is also Chancellor of the KNUST, lauded the team of researchers who worked on the project, and expressed the hope that it would encourage the government to be more interested in resourcing the University for more of such innovations.
A total of 9, 160 post and under-graduate students passed out of this year’s congregation from the six colleges of the University.
This comprised the College of Science, College of Health Sciences, College of Engineering, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Art and Built Environment, as well as the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.