Two solar panels and two charging circuit were donated by the JLanka Pvt. Ltd. on 22nd April 2015 to the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Jaffna. This is to motivate the Research and Development in the field of renewable energy technologies and its applications. The faculty took immediate initiative and it has been allocated to an applied research student project on “Designing of an unmanned solar powered lawn mower”.
This project is considered as a significant contribution to this Faculty, as it is an immediate need to the Faculty premises in Kilinocchi with 500 acres of land. Grass cutting of this land with the above project is ideally required and cost effective too. This project is currently supervised by Dr. V. Cynthujah and Ms. S. Thananjeyan from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering of the Faculty of Engineering. The second year student Mr. B. Shanthigan is assisting this project.