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Li Po Chun United World College Build Campus Solar Project

Power News - Published on Thu, 26 Sep 2019

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Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong, one of the 18 United World Colleges, has built the largest campus solar project in a school setting with a total capacity of 403kW, in cooperation with Hong Kong-based Widex Technology Development Ltd. In response to the initiatives of Hong Kong’s Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff, the college has invested amount of HKD 9 million in this solar project, covering 10 main buildings with 1168 pieces solar panels from France and China’s LONGi. According to the college, the project will generate over 480,000 kWh electricity per year, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 120 four-person households, and save about 6,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide over 25 years. The project will generate annual revenues of HKD 1.9 million which the college will allocate for its scholarship programme. By the end of the Feed-in Tariff in 2033, the project is projected to have gained HKD 26 million in income to the college.

The solar project will also provide educational opportunities for students in the areas of STEM (A curriculum based four specific disciplines Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematic) and sustainability. College Principal Arnett Edwards said the project will also create the awareness of students and further motivate them to promote renewable energy not only in the college but also in their respectively communities across the 80 countries where they come from.

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Posted By : Rabi Wangkhem on Thu, 26 Sep 2019
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