STI Norland, jury in the Public University of Navarra's Renewable Challenge
60 students from the master’s in industrial engineering and the master’s in renewable energy have participated
The Renewable Challenge is part of the Energy Week organized once a year by the Public University of Navarra (UPNA). It consists of laying out a problem that must be solved within 24 hours by engineering students. This year, the proposal was to convert one of the UPNA campuses into a smart campus. Smart campuses take advantage of the application of new technologies in favor of sustainability.
The jury has been formed by the organizers of the challenge and delegates from each participating entity: STI Norland, Acciona, Ingeteam, Siemens Gamesa and the National Center for Renewable Energies.
The representative of STI Norland was Iñaki Moriana, Head of the Electrical and Commissioning Area. "When choosing the winning project, we have valued the technical and economic feasibility, the originality of the idea and its presentation." Moriana also emphasizes that "the participants were thrilled to face the challenge, even despite the fact that this year it had to be resolved remotely due to the coronavirus lockdown."
Among the seven projects submitted, the first prize, worth 500 euros, was won by the team that drew up answers for four areas of intervention on the campus: users, energy, waste management and mobility.