More than 30 large solar panels have been fitted to the roof of RCHK. The renewable energy system is now connected to CLP’s power grid and is eligible for its Feed-in Tariff (FiT) scheme; this means the school can earn FiT payments.
RCHK’s solar project team, led by students Jane Chan (Year 12) and Taylor Chung (Year 11), applied for funding, commissioned designs and appointed the contractors to deliver the scheme.
“We would like to demonstrate that the choice for a sustainable future does not require any loss in business nor time spend. Being a part of the FiT scheme, it enables the school to cash-in power generated by the renewable energy system, which may help recover part of the installation and operating cost.”
ESF plans to roll out the solar power project to more of its 22 schools, starting with King George V School and Kowloon Junior School. This is part of an ongoing drive by ESF to reduce energy, water and waste across its campuses. Three of its schools received a Hong Kong Green School Award in 2018; Peak School and Beacon Hill School both received Bronze Awards, and Kennedy School received a Certificate of Merit.