smart award dominicLi Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong was presented with the Renewable Energy Grand Award by the China Light and Power Hong Kong Limited (CLP) for its solar power system project, which is Hong Kong’s largest in a school setting.

The award cites the College’s project as a best practice in energy management and use of renewable energy solutions and smart technology.

With a total of 1,168 photovoltaic panels spanning the rooftops of ten of its buildings, the project generates 480,000 kWh of electricity per year.

A unique feature of the project is its income-generating capacity. Under the Renewable Energy Feed-in Tariff Scheme of CLP, the College is set to earn approximately HK$1.9 million from selling electricity back to the grid. This amount will be used to fund scholarships.

College Principal Arnett Edwards received the award, along with Ms Maria Leung, Chief Executive Projects Director of Widex, the College's partner on its solar power system project, Development Director Willie Heung and first-year student Dana Chan, a member of the Green Pioneers for Sustainability Quan Cai team, which is equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 120 four-person households.

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