Mcast holds second energy conference

The Malta College of Arts, Science and Technology (Mcast) recently held its second Energy Day Conference at the college’s Institute of Applied Sciences at its main campus in Paola. The conference has become an international event, with over 60 local and foreign participants and nine international speakers delivered presentations.

The topics discussed included climate change in the Mediterranean Basin: energy and water; challenges and opportunities in the Mediterranean area; study of an energy-water integrated system; integrated control of a storage system in renewable energy systems; solar energy storage using water in a rural area of Cyprus; solar electricity and water usage in residential households; Internet of Things for energy-water nexus: a tool for utilities; low-carbon transition pathways: challenge or opportunity?; slot-die coating processes in third generation solar cells; photovoltaic and electric vehicle integration in electricity grids; design considerations for campus micro-grid: Mcast case study and creating a market for sustainable economic growth.

The Mcast Energy Conference series is the result of two consecutive internationalisation partnership awards. The latest event was held in conjunction with the Edgewise project, which was supported by the Eranetmed programme. Both awards and the project are supported by the Malta Council for Science and Technology (MCST).

The Mcast conference was also partnered with the EU Green Week 2018 theme ‘Green Cities for a greener future’.

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