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Educational Resources

Educational Resources

The Educational 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.

 

 

Local Educational Websites Relating to Renewable Energy

(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 Education Path at the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department (EMSD) Headquarters at Kowloon Bay is intended to
promote awareness of green building technologies and to introduce the works of EMSD that are closely related to daily life of people. It comprises 3 exhibition areas and a rooftop viewing gallery that offers a breathtaking view of an array of over 2,000 photovoltaic panels which altogether has a total area exceeding 3,000 m2.

(b) Lamma Wind Power Station, the Hongkong Electric Co. Ltd.
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.https://www.hkelectric.com/en/our-operations/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) 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.

(d) 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.

(e) EnergyLand, EMSD
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.energyland.emsd.gov.hk

The EnergyLand is an interactive website providing information on basics of energy, on energy efficiency and on renewable energy.

(f) The Energy Efficiency Education Kit for Secondary Schools
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.hk-phy.org/energy/index_e.html 
        This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.hk-phy.org/energy/

The Energy Efficiency Education Kit for Secondary Schools aims at providing learning and teaching resources on topics of energy efficiency (including topic on Alternative Sources of Energy) for students and teachers in Hong Kong. The resources are designed for the S4-5 Physics Curriculum and the S1-3 Integrated Science Curriculum in Hong Kong.

(g) Sustainable Energy Curriculum (SUSTAIN US)
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.hkedcity.net/article/project/sustainus/

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.

(h) Lamma Wind Power Station and Online Exhibition on Renewable Energy
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.https://www.hkelectric.com/en/our-operations/lamma-wind-power-station

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.

(i) Powerwise, CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.powerwise.ca/

A section of the PowerWise website provides a brief introduction of renewable energy and a case study of BIPV installation in Hong Kong.

(j) QEF Project on Renewable Energy
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.caritasfsc.edu.hk/

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, waste-to-energy, geothermal, hydro and ocean energy.

 

2. Overseas Educational Websites Relating to Renewable Energy

(a) Education and Training on Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www1.eere.energy.gov/education/

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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.infinitepower.org/lessonplans.htm

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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.eia.doe.gov/kids/

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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.nrel.gov/data/pix/

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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.nef.org.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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.nef.org.uk/energysaving/index.htm

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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://pluggingintothesun.org.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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.https://www.nrel.gov/

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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.pbs.org/now/classroom/wind.html

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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.fsec.ucf.edu/en/education/k-12/index.htm

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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.nrel.gov/education/jss_hfc.html

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
Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://geothermal.marin.org/GEOpresentation/

This site provides a slide show on the basics of geothermal energy.

3. Magazines and Newsletters

  1. EnergyWits newsletter, EMSD
    Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.https://www.emsd.gov.hk/en/energy_efficiency/about_energy_efficiency_and_conservation/energywits/index.html

  2. Renewable Energy World
    Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.earthscan.co.uk/

  3. Re-Focus
    Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.renewableenergyfocus.com/

  4. Photon International
    Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.https://www.photon.info/en/photon-international-solar-power-magazine

  5. Wind Power Monthly
    Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.windpower-monthly.com/

  6. Home Power
    Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.homepower.com/

4. Renewable Energy Research Centres in Hong Kong

Development of renewable energy is in an early stage in Hong Kong and research on renewable energy is being conducted in some of the local tertiary institutions. Due to the geographical and resource availability constraints, only a few types of renewable technologies are considered to be suitable for wider application in Hong Kong. Therefore the local new and renewable energy research activities mainly focus on solar energy, wind energy, biodiesel and fuel cell technologies.

  1. Centre for Renewable Energy, the University of Hong Kong

    The Centre for Renewable Energy (CORE) is a focus research group within the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Hong Kong. Research on PV technology began in 1997 and the Centre has built up expertise in the research of PV technology and applications of BIPV in Hong Kong. CORE collaborates with other departments in HKU, other local universities and overseas institutes on various research areas.

  2. Solar Energy Laboratory, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://www.bse.polyu.edu.hk/research/alt_energy/index.html

    The Solar Energy Laboratory was set up by the Renewable Energy Research Group in the Department of Building Services Engineering of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. It focuses on research and testing services of advanced solar energy products for the local industry and for the industry in the Guangdong Province.

  3. Environmental Central Facility, Institute for the Environment, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
    Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://envf.ust.hk/
    One of the projects of the Environmental Central Facility, Institute for the Environment, is to create an Integrated Assessment System for Renewable Energy Resources, for integrated assessment of the quantity and quality of certain types of RE resources over Hong Kong and Guangdong.

  4. Laboratory for Atmospheric Research, City University of Hong Kong
    Link: This web page has hyperlinks which may transfer you to third-party website.http://weather.cityu.edu.hk/index.htm
    In October 2006, the Hongkong Electric Clean Energy Fund announced funding for twelve renewable energy projects, one of which is a "wave energy collector" to be built by the City University of Hong Kong.