NMIMR as a Power Generating Station

  In 2013, the Japan International Cooperation Agency, JICA, supported NMIMR’s research mandate by donating about 715 Kilowatts solar plant. The Institute since then has been a partial donor of solar power to the University. On the 14th May, 2018, the Institute together with school of Engineering sciences and Clue Incorporation held a ceremony to initiate the project to monitor the solar panels under the theme “Strengthening Solar Electricity Generation at the Institute”. Clue Incorporation is a   Japanese Company who employ the use of drones equipped with infrared sensor to study the surface of the solar panels.

Professor Boateng Onwona-Agyeman, Dean of Engineering Sciences UG, indicated that although NMIMR has been noted for its topical research, he humorously added that the Institute has taken on another mandate of being a power generating station to which he is ready to support the institute to achieve this mandate.

The Director of the Institute, Professor Abraham Kwabena Anang had earlier stated that NMIMR’s success has energy as one of its fundamental requirements since it depended on high power to sustain about 100s and 1000s of refrigerators and freezers that stores biological specimen and reagents to -80 and -196 degrees celcius. He further expressed his profoundness to JICA’s initiative of monitoring the solar plant and assured sustainability of this project.

A Representative from JICA said “JICA is extremely happy for the establishment of this project”.

The Project has a lifespan of 25 years.

The Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research (NMIMR), set up in 1979 as a semi autonomous institute of the University, is the leading biomedical research facility in Ghana.

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