Building Green Homeland: Students Design Energy Saving Devices Campus News

Date - July 01,2015

If you were a backpacker, would you take a portable power charger in your bag all the time to supply your cell phone?

A group of undergraduate students from SCUT believe it will soon be unnecessary.

The students are from School of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering. They have designed an energy conversion device, which can generate electric power through the walking process of human and store the power for later use.

 With the device, the power generated by two hours of walk can fully charge an common smart phone.


A bicycle motocross (BMX) were held to promote the competition

Similar to this device, you can find many other innovative designs on the 8th “Southern Power Grid Cup” Guangdong College Students Industrial Design Competition on Energy Saving and Emission Reduction, which was held at SCUT in June.

 The entry works are all concerned with energy saving and emission reduction, aimed at enhancing the convenience and quality of our daily life and work. Many of the innovations are quite practical, showing potential to being further developed as products.

 The theme of the competition is “Building green homeland: pursuing dream by energy saving”. It attracted 338 teams from 37 colleges and universities in Guangdong province.

 After evaluated and judged by experts from SCUT, Sun Yat-Sen University, Ji'nan University and other institutions, 15 teams, including 10 undergraduate teams and 5 teams from technical colleges, entered the final defense.

 Activities like online snapshot and bicycle motocross (BMX) were also held to promote the competition.


Students in the final defense

On behalf of the judges, Professor Zhang Bo from SCUT School of Electric Power made comments on the competition.

He said that the quality of the entries, especially of the entries from technical colleges, has been increasing year by year. Moreover, many of the works are more than conceptual. Models or physical objects have been made.



Chinese version written by Lu Qinglei and Zheng Tian

Translated by Wen Qiang & Li Yudan

Reviewed and edited by Xu Peimu

From the SCUT News Network

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