A group of researcher from the University of Malaya Power Energy Dedicated Advance Centre (UMPEDAC), headed by Associate Professor Dr. Jeyraj Selvaraj is embarking on a project in providing access to electricity supply to homes in selected rural areas. The research on renewable energy through the innovation of technology for Solar Photovoltaic Thermal (PV/T) Cooling System was funded by UMW Toyota Sdn. Bhd. The contribution received totaling RM181,319.00 derived from ticket sales proceeds and donation for the classical music concert of Toyota Classics which was held on 13 November 2018.
The contribution were handed over at a ceremony on 4 March 2019 by Mr. Akio Takeyama, Deputy Chairman of UMW Toyota to Professor Dr. Noorsaadah Abd. Rahman, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), University of Malaya (UM). Also present were Mr. Ravindran Kurusamy, President of UMW Toyota and Professor Dr. Nasrudin Abd Rahim, Director of UMPEDAC.
With the access to electricity supply at a lower cost, this project will greatly contribute to the quality of life for many people in rural and remote areas.