Local Resources

The Education Resources section provides information on local RE-related activities, local and overseas websites, and information relevant to school education to facilitate teachers and students to organize activities and obtain information on renewable energy.

1. Local RE-related Activities

(a) Solar Cart Race

The Solar Cart Race is an event organized by the Friends of the Earth (HK) once every one or two years since 2001. It aims to promote the concepts, applications and environmental benefits of renewable energy to the public. Secondary schools, tertiary institutions and community/private organizations are invited to form teams to participate in the Solar Cart Race. With the cart chases and other essential components provided by the organizer, the teams design and build solar carts in their own styles to compete for awards for speed, design and team spirit.

Source of further information: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.foe.org.hk/ welcome/geten.asp

Solar Cart Race. The text at left describes the image.
(Source: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.foe.org.hk/ welcome/geten.asp)

(b) Inter-school Renewable Energy and Solar Model Car Challenge

The event in 2006 was organized by Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks and CLP Power. It aims to provide an opportunity for students to apply the science and technology of solar and other renewable energies. It also serves as an exchange platform for students to enhance their knowledge in solar and renewable energy and the ability in technological application.

Source of further information: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.hk-tree.org/

Inter-school Renewable Energy and Solar Model Car Challenge. The text at left describes the image.

(Source:This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.hk-tree.org)


(c) Inter-school Solar Model Car Grand Prix

The 4th Inter-School Solar Model Car Grand Prix (2006) was organized by the HKU Renewable Energy Centre, the Hong Kong Photovoltaic Consortium (HKPVC), and Hong Kong Technology Education Association. The event was held in December 2006. Primary and secondary schools were invited to form teams to create their own solar model cars with the solar panels and motors provided by the organizers, and compete in the Grand Prix.

Source of further information: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.pvc.org

Inter-school Solar Model Car Grand Prix. The text at left describes the image.
(Credit: Huey Pang, HK PV Consortium)

 

(d) Renewable Energy Education Programme

Organized by the Conservancy Association, the programme aims to enable students to understand the importance of renewable energy through a series of workshops and visits to landfills. It also aims to raise funds to build 250 toilets to generate biogas as an alternative fuel for remote villages in China.

Source of further information: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.conservancy.org.hk/educate/biogas/index.htm

 

2. Education Centres Relating to RE

(a) Education Path at Electrical & Mechanical Services Department Headquarters Building
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.emsd.gov.hk/en/energy_efficiency/publicity_and_public_education/guided_tour_on_education_path/index.html

The EMSD Education Path at the EMSD Headquarters Building in Kowloon Bay aims to promote awareness of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and to introduce the work of EMSD, through the use of interactive exhibits. It consists of three exhibition areas and a rooftop viewing gallery. The exhibition gallery on G/F contains 17 nos. of exhibits to introduce latest energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. The exhibition area on 7/F contains 4 nos. of exhibits to introduce the works of EMSD on electrical safety, amusement ride safety, gas safety and lifts & escalators safety. The rooftop viewing gallery is for a panoramic view of a 350 kW photovoltaic system in Hong Kong. Schools and organizations can contact the Energy Efficiency Office for visits to the Education Path.

(b) Lamma Wind Power Station, the Hongkong Electric Co. Ltd.
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.heh.com/
(Click on "Major Group Companies -> The Hongkong Electric Company Limited -> Lamma Wind Power Station".)

The 800 kW wind turbine at Lamma Island, constructed by the Hongkong Electric Co. Ltd. in late 2005 and put into service in early 2006, is the first commercial-scale wind turbine in Hong Kong.

The wind power station also includes an Exhibition Centre introducing the station as well as major types of renewable energy and their applications in Hong Kong and other parts of the world. Opening hours of the wind power station is from 7am to 6 pm daily (including Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays). No prior arrangement is required to visit the Lamma Wind Power Station.

(c) Museum of Renewable Energy, the Polytechnic University of Hong Kong
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.mawanpark.com/eng/upload/contactusform/ 20071010030209.pdf

Established by the Department of Applied Biology and Chemical Technology, the Museum of Renewable Energy aims to enhance the understanding of general public towards renewable energy and promote the application of renewable energy and its benefits. Various renewable energy systems, models and learning kits are on display in the Museum. The Museum is located in Tuen Mun.

(d) The Caritas Chan Chun Ha Field Studies Centre
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.caritasfsc.edu.hk/

The Caritas Chan Chun Ha Field Studies Centre serves as an educational and resource centre to provide facilities and opportunities for students to know more about the environment and to learn the skills and techniques in field studies. The Centre is situated on a hilltop on the southern part of Cheung Chau. Field studies are organized by the Centre for participation by secondary schools.

The Centre obtained grants from the Quality Education Fund in 2004-2005 to set up two renewable energy systems for educational purpose. The project aims at demonstrating the processes of generating electricity through renewable energy and the application of renewable energy. In addition, it provides students an opportunity to have a better understanding on the relationship between renewable energy and sustainable development.

(e) Ho Koon Nature Education Cum Astronomical Centre
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.hokoon.edu.hk

Ho Koon Nature Education Cum Astronomical Centre is another field study centre to provide environmental education and astronomy education for pre-school, primary and secondary students. In 2006, the Centre received funding from CLP Innovation Fund to establish an energy study centre to promote the applications of renewable energy and energy efficiency. Photovoltaic and wind energy systems were installed in the Centre.

3. Local Websites Relating to RE Education

Please refer to Educational Resources - Web Resources section.

   
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