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Concept Solar Car Uses Schneider Electric's Solar Charge Controller

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 27 Jul 2012, 3:23pm

Concept Solar Car Uses Schneider Electric's Solar Charge Controller

Photo above shows (L-R) AdU President Fr. Gregorio L. Bañaga, Jr., SE Philippine President Philippe Reveilhac, C.M, AdU College of Engineering Dean Engr. Evelyn Q. Raguindin, AdU Electrical Engineering Department Chair, and the student inventors’ mentor Engr. Virgilio Lomotan during the launch of LEEPad2.

A proof of Schneider Electric’s commitment to provide alternative sources of energy and help the society achieve a greener environment, the company supported Adamson University’s (AdU) solar-powered car project dubbed as the LEEPad2. Using Schneider Electric’s Xantrex XW Solar Charge Controller, the student-engineered LEEPad2 can perform at optimum power without encountering problems such as power loss and reverse-current flow. The press release below provides more information.


MANILA, PHILIPPINES - Schneider Electric (SE), the global specialist in energy management, re-affirms its support for “green” technologies by providing Adamson University’s (AdU) solar-powered car, the LEEPad2, with the Xantrex XW Solar Charge Controller.

Aside from preventing power loss and reverse-current flow, the Xantrex XW Solar Charge Controller helps LEEPad2, made by AdU’s electrical engineering students, perform at optimum power at all times by converting excess voltage into amps.

The AdU Electrical Engineering department developed the car as a response to the University President’s challenge of "greening the university", aligned with the AdU’s aim of becoming one of the champions of energy efficiency when it comes to the academe.

AdU President Fr. Gregorio L. Bañaga Jr. said, “This milestone achieved by our students is a testament to our commitment to alternative sources of energy and greening the environment. I am very thankful to Schneider Electric for partnering with us and I look forward to a stronger, longer partnership with them.”

SE Philippine President Philippe Reveilhac affirms that Schneider Electric will always be supportive of projects involving renewables, especially those led by the youth. “As a company which advocates the use of renewable energy, we encourage the development of projects such as this. We see so much potential in our young, soon-to-be engineers and the best thing that we can do to help them is to support the projects that they initiate. They can always count on Schneider Electric to do that,” Reveilhac shares.

For more information on Schneider Electric solar solutions, please visit www.schneider-electric.com.