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2013 Innovation of the Year Project Detail.


Institute of Technical Education, Singapore

Green Energy Mobile Office & School

Ms. Chan Lay Lee, Ms. Magdalene Gwee Guat Mui, Mr. Tay Khee Wee, Mr. Yong Choon Leong, Mr. Chew Yong Hui, and Mr. Cheong Kwok Onn

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Innovation Type:
Learning and Teaching

Description:
Developed by ITE teachers and students together with Singapore Environment Institute and Green Energy Industries, this portable air-conditioned office has a built-in compact integrated Solar-Hydrogen-Fuel-Cell Self Sustainable Power System that is powered by sunlight. The 5-kilowatt solar panel array mounted on the roof top is to harness solar energy used to generate hydrogen through the electrolysis process and is stored in metal hydride canisters that drive fuel cells to regenerate electricity to power the office at night where sunlight alone does not provide enough energy. This demonstrated the feasibility of a green solar energy system that has no greenhouse gas emission. It also demonstrated the green energy sustainability and strengthened staff capability and competency in clean energy system integration. Eighty students gained this priceless authentic learning experience in this advanced green energy technology project development that was shared at many events.

How this project is being recognized:
team received CEO Innovation award for its innovative solution at Innovation Fiesta, ITE’s annual awards presentation ceremony

The criteria this project has met
Quality Efficiency Cost Effectiveness
Creativity Timeliness Replication
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