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CarbonCare InnoLab X S.T.F.A. Leung Kit Wah Primary School

On June 24, 2024, CarbonCare InnoLab, in collaboration with Hang Seng Bank, organized a solar energy guided tour at the Breakthrough Youth Village in Sha Tin, with students from S.T.F.A. Leung Kit Wah Primary School as guests of the event.

With the full support of Hang Seng Bank, CarbonCare InnoLab aims to collaborate with different partners to organize youth climate education activities to inspire young people to promote climate action through joint efforts and innovative ideas. However, as the partners may not come from the climate or renewable energy sectors, they may not have the relevant professional knowledge. In response to this, CarbonCare InnoLab prepared a "Guide to Solar PV Systems," which covers the relationship between energy use and climate change, the impacts of climate change, the principles of solar power generation, the composition of a PV system, and the methods of power supply. In this way, the "Guide to Solar PV Systems" helps our partners acquire professional knowledge on renewable energy and organize guided tours of solar PV systems.

The event was divided into two parts. The first part was an introduction. The staff of Hang Seng Bank first explained some background knowledge to the students in the activity room, including climate change, energy, and solar power. For primary school students, they do not have much knowledge about this. Participating students said that this activity was their first lesson in renewable energy and the operation of solar energy. They hoped to take what they learned in the introduction to their own schools and share it with their classmates.

The second part of the event was a visit to the solar energy facilities at Breakthrough Youth Village. In the Breakthrough Youth Village, four buildings contain a total of 268 solar panels with a total capacity of 120,000 watts. After listening to the introduction, the students already understood how the solar panels convert sunlight into electricity. Therefore, when the students arrived at the rooftop, they were very excited to see the solar panels all over the place. The lecturer explained that "these solar panels can not only support the daily electricity demand of Breakthrough Youth Village but also sell the excess electricity to CLP Power Hong Kong Limited and Hongkong Electric Power Investment Company." Hence, the extra income generated by the solar power for Breakthrough Youth Village will be used to educate young people on how to cope with climate change.

Through the guided solar tour, the students of S.T.F.A. Leung Kit Wah Primary School were able to learn about how solar energy is used to generate electricity and realize the positive impacts that renewable energy can have on climate change. For example, the use of more electricity produced by solar energy can reduce the use of electricity produced by fossil fuels, thus reducing carbon emissions. In addition, the event also provided a valuable opportunity for Hang Seng Bank's staff to participate in climate education for young people, helping Hang Seng Bank better fulfill its corporate social responsibility.

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