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Solar Harvest - Solar Energy Support Scheme for Schools and Welfare Non-Governmental Organisations

  1. Solar Harvest is introduced by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China (Government) to subsidise and assist:
    1. schools (except Government and profit-making schools); and
    2. welfare non-Governmental organisations (NGOs) which are receiving recurrent subventions from the Social Welfare Department

    in installing small-scale solar energy generation systems at their premises.

 

  1. Solar Harvest is a Government programme to promote the development of local renewable energy. It installs solar energy generation systems for eligible schools and welfare NGOs for free. These schools and welfare NGOs can then join the Feed-in Tariff (FiT) Scheme operated by the two local power companies. Under Solar Harvest, the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department provides one-stop service and follows through the entire process of solar energy generation system installation (including conducting site visits and technical assessments, drawing up design of solar energy generation systems, procuring equipment, installing solar energy generation systems and conducting system testing, etc.), as well as facilitates the participation of eligible schools and welfare NGOs in the FiT Scheme (including submission of FiT applications to the power companies and liaison with the power companies on the grid connection arrangements, etc.). All the expenses in relation to the solar energy generation installation and FiT application (including capital costs of the solar energy generation systems, installation costs, costs of professional services, etc.) will be fully covered by the Government under Solar Harvest.
  1. Solar Harvest is now open for a new round of application for installation of solar energy generation systems in financial year 2021-22. The deadlines for submission of applications under Solar Harvest are 30 April 2021 (Batch 1 applications) and 30 July 2021 (Batch 2 applications) respectively. Batch 1 applications will be handled with priority and the installation works will commence in July 2021 the earliest while the works for Batch 2 applications will commence in October 2021 the earliest. Eligible schools and welfare NGOs should return the completed Expression of Interest (EOI) forms, supporting documents and supplementary information on or before the deadlines for submission of application.
  1. The Guide to Application for Solar Harvest can be downloaded here:

    Guide to Application 

    Annex A – EOI Form (for Schools)

     EOI Form (for welfare NGOs)

    Annex B – Education Bureau Circular Memorandum No.168/2019

  1. Original copy of the completed EOI form should be returned by postWe encourage participating schools and welfare NGOs to submit other supporting documents and supplementary information through electronic means as far as practicable in order to reduce the use of paper (submission of the relevant documents and information in hard copy will also be accepted). Postal and email addresses are set out below:

Postal address: Energy Efficiency Office, 7/F., Electrical and Mechanical Services Department Headquarters, 3 Kai Shing Street, Kowloon, Hong Kong

(Please state “Solar Harvest” on the envelope)

 

E-mail address:
greenschools2@emsd.gov.hk
(for school application)
 
solarharvest@emsd.gov.hk
(for welfare NGOs)

(Please state the name of participating school / welfare NGOs in the email)

 

  1. Other reference materials can be downloaded here:
  1. For enquiries, please contact the Event Secretariat of EMSD by telephone at 3155 3977 or by e-mail-
    Schools: greenschools2@emsd.gov.hk
    Welfare NGOs: solarharvest@emsd.gov.hk