MMSU, Shinyo Energy Techno agree to conduct exchange program

The Mariano Marcos State University (MMSU) and the Shinyo Energy Technology (SET) based in  Shenzhen, China have agreed to conduct an exchange program in line with the two agencies’ academic, business, and technical needs.

SET is founded by professional energy saving technology experts and is producing energy-efficient light emitting diode (LED) street lights with smart control system that can generate up to 70 percent average energy saving rate. The product could last up to 8-10 years.

The agency has a long time experience in installing various energy-saving projects in China and is also supplying one-stop energy saving services to some Asian countries. 

In an agreement between MMSU and the SET, the two agencies will conduct technology demonstration and capacity building, energy management systems, smart systems for energy savings, exchange of academic and technical information through immersion and visits, organization of research programs; and other academic, business and technical exchanges.

As an offshoot of these activities, Tony Cheng, SET director, conducted an ocular inspection in the university campus last May 5 and installed four units of LED lights at the twin gates. One LED unit costs $200, or roughly P10,200.

“These lighting units are intended for outdoor areas, but these can also be used in homes,” he said. 

Cheng said his company is willing to install LED lighting system in the vicinity of the 1,500-square meter sunken garden for the 40th commencement exercises on June 8.

“After we have finished installing LED lights here in MMSU, you no longer need to worry on the high cost of electricity and the complex management and maintenance of the lighting system,” he said.

Meanwhile,  MMSU President Shirley C. Agrupis is happy with this partnership because of the perceived benefits the university could derived from the project while implementing its energy-saving program.

Last year, MMSU received the Don Emilio Abello Energy Efficiency Award from the Department of Energy (DOE) in recognition of its initiatives that resulted in energy savings amounting to P3.1 million, which is equivalent to 412,243 kilowatt hours. 

Dr. Agrupis, together with Engr. Romeo R. Duldulao, PPGSD director, received the award at the Resorts World Manila in Pasay City last December 7, 2017 -- (R.E.Andres).