Successfully installed a solar energy system for a reconstructed school in Sichuan

9 students and 2 EEE staff members installed a 2KW solar energy system for a reconstructed school in Sichuan. The system comprised of 18 units of solar energy panels, supporting frame, DC/AC inverter and power meter. The project aimed to introduce the concept of renewable energy to the local students and promote the awareness of environmental protection.

The solar panels were donated by Jiawei Solar China. Their technical advisor Dr. Sam Lam worked closely with the team at the worksite and led the installation process. The team members were Mui See Long (EE3), Chau Yu Cheung (BBA2), Cheng Tsz Kwai (EE2), Hau Chi Hang (EE2), Ho Ho Lam (MedE3), Koo Wai Kin (CivE2), Kwok Lo Yan (EE3), Leung Fu Heng (EE2), Wang Yi (BBA2). Dr. Alfred Yu was their team leader.

This project is an initiative under HKU “512 Earthquake Roundtable”. More information about the project is available from the website: https://www.eee.hku.hk/~sichuan/

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Dr. Alfred Yu (the third left in the front row), Dr. Sam Lam (the first right in the front row) and the students in their team, together with two student helpers from the University of Electronics Science and Technology of China

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HKU students and students from the University of Electronics Science and Technology of China worked together on the project

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Liu Guan Nan (EcomE2) was soldering the connections in a solar panel.

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All members of the reconstruction team at the roof with the solar panels