1. Hong Kong Educational Website Relating to Renewable Energy
(a) HK RE Net, EMSD
Certainly, this website you are currently in does contain a lot of information on renewable energy technologies, even though the information given in the website is more towards practical applications of renewable energy technologies than the fundamental theories and principles.
(b) EnergyLand, EMSD
The EnergyLand is an interactive website providing information on basics of energy, on energy efficiency and on renewable energy.
(c) The Energy Efficiency Education Kit for Secondary Schools
(d) Sustainable Energy Curriculum (SUSTAIN US)
Sustain US is an on-line sustainable energy curriculum designed in line with the Hong Kong curriculum framework for secondary schools, developed by international and local curriculum experts and sponsored by CLP. The websites provides teachers' manual, curriculum materials, student reading materials, handouts, and worksheets on various topics relating to energy.
(e) Lamma Wind Power Station and on-line Exhibition on Renewable Energy
The website provides detailed information about the development of the 800 kW wind turbine on Lamma Island including the design, construction and commissioning of the wind turbine. There is also a section titled "Exhibition on Renewable Energy" which provides basics of renewable energy with highlights on wind and solar energy.
(f) Powerwise, CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd
A section of the PowerWise website provides a brief introduction of renewable energy and a case study of BIPV installation in Hong Kong.
(g) QEF Project on Renewable Energy
The Quality Education Fund (QEF) Project on Renewable Energy is a site under the main website for the Caritas Chan Chun Ha Field Study Centre. On the main web page of the Study Centre, click on the QEF-Renewable Energy link and a separate window for the QEF Project on Renewable Energy will pop up. It consists of brief introductory information on various kinds of renewable energy - wind energy, solar energy, biomass, energy-from-waste, geothermal, hydro and ocean energy.
(h) Building Energy Efficiency Research (BEER), Department of Architecture, the University of Hong Kong
The section Renewable Energy of the Building Energy Efficiency Research website gives brief introduction on renewable energy with many useful renewable energy web links on relevant associations and institutions, educational resources, journals, news and publishers, product catalogues and companies, international and regional programmes and projects, research centres and bodies, and various websites around the world.
2. Overseas Educational Websites Relating to Renewable Energy
(a) Education and Training on Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
This website provides links to educational and training resources on energy, particularly energy efficiency and renewable energy. The website is targeted at teachers and parents, students, school administrators, and even homeowners and energy professionals. There are energy lesson plans, curriculum, and educational materials suitable for kindergarten to grade 12, and even higher education in the U.S.
(b) Renewable Energy Lesson Plans, Texas State Energy Conservation Office
The lesson plans include teacher resource guides, reading passages for students, student worksheets, for elementary, middle and high schools in the U.S.
(c) Energy Kid's Page, Energy Information Administration, USA
The website includes energy facts and basics, energy history, classroom projects, and games for kids.
(d) The Photographic Information Exchange, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
The Photographic Information Exchange is a collection of photographs related to renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies and to the work of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). The website offers text search and visual search functions for photographs of different renewable energy technologies. The low resolution photos can be downloaded from the site and used for lawful purposes (while crediting the photographer). Any commercial use must receive prior approval from NREL.
(e) GreenEnergy, National Energy Foundation, UK
The National Energy Foundation was set up in 1990 to help UK citizens address the problems related to global climate change through practical advice and help in installing energy saving measures and implementing appropriate renewable energy sources. The GreenEnergy website of the National Energy Foundation provides information on renewable energy technologies like wind, solar, hydropower, biomass and geothermal. It also gives basic energy advice to help people reduce their impact on the environment and save money at the same time
(f) PowerEd - Renewable Energy for Schools, National Energy Foundation, UK
The website is for teachers and children to find out more about alternative sources of energy, in particular solar and wind energy. It includes presentations on climate change and renewable energy. It offers education kits on wind energy, photovoltaic and solar water heating for purchase, to bring practical renewable energy into the classroom. Activity sheets for the education kits are also provided.
(g) Schools & Homes Energy Education Project, UK
The Schools & Homes Energy Education Project offers to professionals in the field, educational establishments, community and environmental groups and the general public - renewable energy educational resources, workshops and courses in energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. Information on solar energy kits (like solar model car and solar boat) and wind energy kits is available on the site.
(h) Wind with Miller, Danish Wind Industry Association
Wind with Miller is an interactive internet platform for users to learn about different aspects of wind energy. It provides a web-based crash course on wind energy and explains how each part of a wind turbine works. There is also an on-line wind turbine simulator for users to play with.
(i) Wind Power Lesson Plan, PBS
The lesson is designed for science classrooms at grades 9-12 in the U.S. (equivalent to Form 3 to Form 6 in Hong Kong). The objectives are to explain the use of wind power as a renewable resource, provide information for students to build models of wind turbines and experiment with the types of changes that will increase efficiency.
(j) Solar Wonders, Florida Solar Energy Center
This site contains a number of Powerpoint files developed by the Florida Solar Energy Center to help teachers give their students an awareness of the power of solar energy and to show its impact on their lives. The presentations provide an overview of the technologies, an understanding of their principles, and detailed case studies of the uses of solar energy.
(k) Junior Solar Sprint/Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car Competitions, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, USA
Besides information about the competitions, the website also provides information on how to build a model solar car.
(l) Introduction to Geothermal Energy Slide Show, Geothermal Education Office, USA
This site provides a slide show on the basics of geothermal energy.