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AdU’s solar car LEEPad2 gets support from Schneider Electric

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


(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.

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 tracking the electrical maximum power point of a solar photovoltaic array to deliver the maximum available current to charge the batteries.

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, “œThis 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. “œAs 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.

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