Renewable Energy Talk – Current trends and future prospects

Universiti Kuala Lumpur British Malaysian Institute and UniKL IEEE Student Branch is hosting a talk on renewable energy with invited speakers from Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK.


Below are the details for the event.


Title: Renewable Energy – Current trends and future prospects.

Date: 24th April 2019 (Wednesday)

Time: 2PM – 4PM

Venue: TTL 2, Universiti Kuala Lumpur, British Malaysian Institute, Gombak,

Speakers: Dr. Firdaus Muhammad Sukki (CEng, MIET, ACGI) and Mr. Ahmad Syahrir Ayub




The world’s demand for energy is increasing rapidly and although fossil fuels are still the primary energy source, their contribution to global warming has been under scrutiny to seek cleaner and more sustainable alternatives, i.e. renewable energy. The supplies of modern renewable energy (hydro, wind, solar, geothermal, modern biomass and marine energy) have shown the potential to meet the future demand for clean energy in this context. Hydropower is leading the modern renewable in terms of electricity production. However, other sources such as, wind, solar, geothermal and marine powers are growing rapidly in recent years and showing potential to contribute in primary energy supply. The main challenges of wind and solar energy are the intermittent availability and variation in energy density. In this regard, fuel cells are one of the clean sources of energy that can make real contribution in the reduction of CO2 emission. In addition in recent years the application of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies for power generation has accelerated dramatically around the globe.


This talk will present the current renewable energy research at Robert Gordon University. Dr Firdaus Muhammad-Sukki will present the development of solar concentrator as an alternative to the traditional solar PV panel to achieve sustainable and resilient future energy systems. Mr. Ahmad Ayub will present the use of computational fluid dynamics to investigate the performance of Polymer Electrolyte Membrane (PEM) fuel cell, horizontal and vertical axis wind turbine, and kite wind energy.


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