COLLABORATING WITH WESTERN AUSTRALIA AND REGEN POWER TO DEVELOP SOLAR POWER RESEARCH CENTER

Universty of Islam Malang (Unisma) signed a MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Regen Power. The MoU document was signed by the Rector of Unisma Malang, Prof. Dr. H. Maskuri, M.Si and Managing Director of Regen Power, Raja Tarigan, S.T., M.Si, in an agenda on Friday (7/17) witnessed by Prof. Chem Nayar, Ph.D, as Director of Regen Power Australia.

The scope of this collaboration is in the field of Tridarma, namely the implementation of the Solar Workforce Program for Indonesia including the development of applied research programs, technology transfer and increased investment in solar power. It is expected that this collaboration program can be useful for Eastern Indonesia and Indonesia in general through training facilitation, research facilities, and pilot projects that are not limited to Hybridgen, Aquasmart, and Solar Floating products.

Unisma Rector, Prof. Dr. H. Maskuri, M.Si, said that the cooperation was very strategic considering the development of Unisma Campus 2 located side by side in the Singosari Special Economic Zone of Malang Regency.

“Hence, the development of solar power centers at Unisma can contribute to the development of special economic zones that are smart, energy-friendly and environmentally friendly through solar energy,” he said.

After the signing of the MoU, an international webinar was held with the theme Energy Capacity Building in Indonesia (Research and Vocation). The speakers were Ms. Jennifer Mathews (Commissioner for Western Australia-Indonesia), Mr. Rosh Ireland (Director of Energy Policy, Western Australia); Prof. Chem Nayar, Ph.D (Director of Regen Power Australia); M. Jasa Afroni, S.T., MT., Ph.D (Chair of the Electrical Engineering Study Program, UNISMA Malang); and Mr. Raja Tarigan, S.T., M.Si (Managing Director of Regen Power).

After the MoU signing, the Faculty of Engineering of Unisma held international webinar. The Dean of the Faculty of Engineering Unisma, Ir. H. Warsito, S.T., M.T said that this was part of an effort to expand the network of faculty cooperation in order to welcome a freedom campus and freedom learning programs.