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HK Electric Clean Energy Fund 2010/11 Opens for Application

21 Apr 2010

HK Electric Clean Energy Fund 2010/11 is now open for application from the local education sector, inviting interesting campus projects to promote and apply renewable energy (RE) which would benefit students, teachers and the community.

This is the fifth year since the Fund was launched in 2006 and so far a total of 48 projects have made their way through 43 schools and tertiary institutes, providing opportunities for thousands of students to learn about RE.

"We are looking for innovative and educational projects that bring positive impact on teachers, students, their families, as well as the community," said HK Electric General Manager (Corporate Development), Mr. Yee Tak-chow. Application is open from now till 16 August for sponsorships totalling $1 million.

The Company last year received a record 51 applications and funded outstanding projects including an organic farm powered by solar energy, a RE powered green road safety town, as well as installing a hybrid solar lighting system using optical fibres to transmit sunlight for indoor lighting application.

HK Electric last week held an experience sharing seminar attended by more than 100 representatives from the local education sector, as well as previous years' Fund awardees.

One of the adjudicators, Dr. Man Chi-sum, from Green Power, emphasised projects should focus on educational impact and creativity.

Other adjudicators include Chairman of the Advisory Council on the Environment, Prof. Lam Kwan-sing; Chair Professor and Director, Research Institute of Innovative Products and Technologies, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Ir Professor Wallace Leung; Chief Executive of The Conservancy Association, Mr. Ken So; Chairman of Wanchai District Council, Mr. Suen Kai-cheong; and Energy Advisory Committee member, Mr. Donald Yip.

A teacher from Ng Yuk Secondary School, Mr. Chan Choi-yuen, said he was happy his school's project helped foster a strong team spirit among students and teachers. "Our RE garden is powered by wind and solar energy. The project involved much DIY and in the process we learnt to resolve problems. As a result, both students and teachers benefited from the project," Mr. Chan noted.

The Deputy Headmaster of CCC Kei Wan Primary School (Aldrich Bay), Mr. Yung Chi-yin, said the school received funding for two interesting projects. "Our combination house containing household appliances powered by solar panels on the rooftop promotes zero-carbon living to students. Our mission is to encourage students to become more environmentally conscious in their daily life. We trust we are firmly on track," Mr. Yung said.

His views were shared by Mr. Lau Chi-yuen, the Headmaster of HKTA Tang Hin Memorial Secondary School, who said we should all take responsibility for protecting the environment and green education should start early in schools. The school's Solar Powered Meteorological Station Project was funded by HK Electric Clean Energy Fund 2008/09. Weather information collected is made known to the public through "Hong Kong Community Weather Information Network".

Another speaker, Mr. Cheung Cheong-ming, the Headmaster of Christian Alliance SY Yeh Memorial Primary School, hoped that green knowledge could lead to action and said a good project title could draw students' attention on the project. Subsequent to its Sustainable Energy Eco-Demos-cum-Environmental Conservation Community Education Project completed in 2008/09, HK Electric Clean Energy Fund 2009/10 provided funding to the school for its RE Powered Green Road Safety Town Project.

Details and application forms are available on HK Electric's website: www.hkelectric.com/cleanenergyfund. Proposals will be evaluated by adjudicators based on innovation, technical feasibility, educational/ environmental benefits, sustainability and cost-effectiveness.

Application results will be announced in October 2010. Sponsored projects should be based in Hong Kong and be completed by 31 July 2011.

HK Electric General Manager (Corporate Development), Mr. Yee Tak-chow announces that HK Electric Clean Energy Fund 2010/11 is now open for application until 16 August 2010.

HK Electric General Manager (Corporate Development), Mr. Yee Tak-chow announces that HK Electric Clean Energy Fund 2010/11 is now open for application until 16 August 2010.

Chief Executive Officer of Green Power, Dr. Man Chi-sum encourages schools to apply for the HK Electric Clean Energy Fund.

Chief Executive Officer of Green Power, Dr. Man Chi-sum encourages schools to apply for the HK Electric Clean Energy Fund.

Group photo at HK Electric Clean Energy Fund 2010/11 experience sharing seminar.

Group photo at HK Electric Clean Energy Fund 2010/11 experience sharing seminar.

Over 100 school representatives attend the seminar.

Over 100 school representatives attend the seminar.

Mr. Chan Choi-yuen of Ng Yuk Secondary School shows a lighting equipment made by his students with recyclable materials.

Mr. Chan Choi-yuen of Ng Yuk Secondary School shows a lighting equipment made by his students with recyclable materials.