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
(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.
2. Education Centres Relating to RE
(a) Education Path at Electrical & Mechanical Services Department Headquarters Building
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.
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) The Caritas Chan Chun Ha Field Studies Centre
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.
(d) Ho Koon Nature Education Cum Astronomical Centre
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.