AISSPIRE - Australian International School Solar Power Initiative for Renewable Energy

Our Brainstorm!



AISSPIRE – AIS Solar Power Initiative Renewable Energy (Pronounced Aspire)
    1. Solar power
    2. The technology itself
- The science of solar panels, its cycle from sun to use, conversions of energy
  1. Solar panels
- Installment, use, maintenance (how to), type needed – how does it work?
- Economic costs, costs of installment, changing energy costs
- Chemistry of solar panels; its efficiency
  1. Singapore
  2. Energy sources
- Where does it come from?
- Its main supply?
- What type?
- Why use this form?
  1. Government
- Regulations, legal aspect, subsidies
  1. Companies
- Energy companies; electricity, solar – also professionals
- Derive cost quotations, suitability for our school, solar panels use
  1. AISS
  2. Energy
- Current energy sources
- Energy use, carbon footprint, amount of electricity use, forms of energy
- Current costs – current power usage (kWh)
- Energy use relative to other schools in Singapore
- Suitability of solar panels to AISS – need professional analysis
  1. GESS local case study
  2. Background of solar energy, or alternative types of energy with other schools
  3. Use this as evidence for success of solar energy
  4. Their personal experiences

    1. Strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, threats
- Important to demonstrate disadvantages for objective viewpoint
  1. Ecocentric, anthropocentric, technocentric viewpoints
  2. Economic, social, environmental, political, ethical
- AISS School
- Community, country
- Environment – bring in conservation and biodiversity value
- To solar energy technology
- Solar panels use locally and globally
- Economic incentives
- Propose how to use economic gains from solar power
- Value for school investors (the business)
- Solar power efficiency
- Opportunity costs
- Analyse incentives for school, community, students, investors, against schools

  1. SOLUTION – creation of strategies
    1. Collaboration of research and analysis
    2. Present limitations, but use solution to eliminate limitations
    3. Show reliability
    4. Possibly may need a backup solution; i.e. 80% solar power, 20% electricity

    1. To officials with printed proposal and presentations
    2. To school community; posters, incentives, assembly, advertisement, survey
- List of signed names for support of initiative

The proposal formatting came out odd, so here is the file link too.
Thank you Shireen, this is fantastic! :-)

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NEA - Here comes the Sun
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EDB and related articles on Singapore

A big thank you to Mr Schamschurin for this comprehensive and informative presentation on Solar Power... much for us to consider!

Solar Power advantages and disadvantages
Renewable resource: always going to be there, no limit.
Using the sun as an energy source, limits us to only collect energy during the day time.
One time cost.
The cost of the solar panels are expensive.

Some days you will still have to rely on oil for energy, on rainy or sunless days.
Solar panels do make any sound at all when harnessing energy.

Creates no pollution therefore does not contribute to global warming.

Very little maintenance to keep solar panels running. Last a long time and only annual cleaning is needed.

East to install; wires, cords and power sources are not needed.
You will need a lot of solar panels to compare the energy production to fossil fuels like oil.
Energy can be stored in solar powered batteries.