- Cape Coast Technical University has successfully designed and produced Ghana's first solar tricycle
- The invention was unveiled at a ceremony by the university on Wednesday, December 15, 2021
- The tricycle is noiseless although it has an engine with Wifi and other special features
Cape Coast Technical University (CCTU) has recently taken to their official Facebook page to share the news of building Ghana's first solar tricycle.
The post sighted by YEN.com.gh shared that the invention was unveiled by the university on Wednesday, December 15, 2021.
The Central Regional minister, Hon. Justina M. Assan and Mr. Frederick Ken. Appiah, a representative of the Energy Commission were present at the event.
According to the post, the Solar Tricycle was designed and produced by the Engineering Design & Innovation Centre of CCTU with support from the Energy Commission of Ghana.
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The tricycle is noiseless although it has an engine and it also has Wifi with some other features, Dr. Kwame Anane-Fenin, Director of the Centre shared.
Mr. Frederick Ken. Appiah, a representative of Energy Commission, Ghana shared that the commission is glad to have provided funds to support the innovation and entreated more industries to come onboard to support clean technologies.
The Central Regional Minister also expressed how happy she is about an innovation like that emerging from the region and pledged her support to the management of the school.
YEN.com.gh earlier reported that a brilliant Ghanaian student known as Essilfie Abraham is reported to be the first African to build an excavator that uses water as a power source.
In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh on a YouTube channel called High Schools Africa, Essilfie, a student of Takoradi Technical Institute, revealed that he used cardboard, rubber tubes and water for his excavator.
He shared that there were no wires, batteries, sensors, or cables involved in the manufacturing process. Abraham was seen operating the fully functional excavator in the video.
The young technocrat shared that he reads automotive engineering in school. When asked what his greatest desire is, Essilfie said having financial support would propel him to greater heights.
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