Ajman University's commitment to renewable energy and community engagement is evident through on-campus solar panels. These panels function as both an energy solution and an educational resource, with access to the broader community to promote sustainable practices. This initiative extends the achievements of the "AquaGreen" team, who excelled in the 2018 Solar Decathlon competition in Dubai, themed "inspiring and educating others."
The AU Solar Decathlon is a global arena for sustainable design aimed at creating solar-powered, zero-CO2 emission smart houses. The project involved constructing an eco-friendly, energy-efficient solar home tailored to the local environment, focusing on the UAE's sustainability challenge of air conditioning energy consumption. Using regional materials and technology, they achieved an impressive 40-60% reduction in cooling energy usage for cement homes. This achievement highlights their technical expertise and offers a practical, region-specific solution.
Ajman University's solar panels exemplify its commitment to sustainability and community engagement. By sharing this resource with the community, the university fosters environmental awareness and inspires innovations in sustainable energy, aligning with SDG 7 for clean and affordable energy solutions. The decathlon is displayed on campus and available to students, scholars, and the general public.