President of Umm Al-Qura University, Dr. Bakri bin M'atooq bin Bakri Assas praised participation of the students of Electric Engineering Department at the Engineering College in IEEE GCC SYP competition for experts at the level of GCC countries to be held in Manama, Bahrain in the period from May 5-8, 2017. This came while receiving the Dean of College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Dr. Hamza Ghulman at his office at the university campus in Abdyia, in the presence of UQU Vice President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Dr. Thamir bin Hamdan Al- Harbi and the students participating in the competition.
Meanwhile, Dr. Assas said that students and faculty members of the university always achieve excellence in their participation in the international competitions and forums for the high qualification they are getting at all fields and the existence of proper educational environment with modern technologies under support the university received and still from our wise leadership, thus enabling it to become one of the pioneering universities in the innovative fields and knowledge economy resulting from students projects and scientific research.
Likewise, Dr. Assas valued uniqueness of the participation of electric engineering department students in the IEEE GCC SYP competition for experts at the level of GCC countries, and lauded keenness and follow-up of the college dean Dr. Hamza Ghulman wishing all success for the participating students.
For his part, Dean of College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture, Dr. Hamza Ghulman said the participation of the department of electric engineering in IEEE GCC SYP competition for experts and students in Bahrain comes under the title: "Designing and achievement of a regulated Low Voltage DC supply from PV panels", as a result of the progress witnessed in renewable energy sources in the recent years such as the solar photovoltaic energy. He added that alternating current (AC) is used to deliver power to houses, office buildings and applications, and even if solar energy systems are connected to the electricity grid such process will lead to significant loss in energy particularly when using direct current(DC) proper for electronic devices such as computers, game devices, printers, Led and TV devices, at variable load levels. This student project, he explained is intended to achieving a regulated Low Voltage DC supply from PV panels, and the regulated output voltage of this supply is variable and adaptable to the DC voltage loads. He went on to add that the obtained supply can be used in offices and homes (lighting, printer, TV and laptops.
Concluding his speech, Dr. Ghulman valued the support attached by the UQU President to the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture to provide proper educational environment equivalent to the UQU scientific and educational status. He praised distinctiveness of the students who will participate in Bahrain competition at the level of GCC countries including; Bassam Mohamed Al-Habshi, Ahmed Suleiman Al-Harbi, Assim Hayyas Al-Zahrani and khalid Abdullah Al-Bargi.