GMIT’s energy lab goes on line with new Android app

GMIT has launched a new Android app which provides information on its state-of-the-art Online Energy Laboratory at the Dublin Road campus, Galway.

Users can view virtual models of equipment such as solar panels, heat pumps, biomass boilers and wind turbines, and learn how they operate.

The app was designed and developed by third year software development student Michael Kelehan from Newcastle, Galway, who was one of six finalists in the GMIT android app development competition.

His winning app was developed in conjunction with his lecturer John Healy, computer science, Dr Aurora Dimache, researcher on the EU Innovret project (www.innovret.com ), and Dr Tom Roche, lecturer in the GMIT dept of mechanical & industrial engineering, who provided a functional specification of the app.

Dr Roche says users can interact with the GMIT department to find out about the lab without having to come on campus, and learn about all the new and emerging renewable energy systems and technologies.

The winning Android app is available free from Google Play.

 

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