Mednarodni projekt – International project
Erasmus+ projekt – Erasmus+ project:
Our solar town
Učenci se bodo naučili zakaj in kako uporabiti solarno termalno energijo!
Pupils learn why and how to implement solar thermal energy!
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About the project
As renewable energy are one of the most important pillar of a sustainable and secure energy supply of the future, integrating renewable energy education in the classrooms of these days is of high relevance. However, today not even schools focusing on STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) integrate skills and competences on renewable energies to an adequate extent. Pupils of schools without such a focus have even less points of contact with that future key theme. Overall, there is a lack of educational concepts in this important field.
Therefore, we want to develop a transnationally useful, interdisciplinarily applicable basis for education on renewables with a special focus on solar thermal energy.
We do that for two important reasons:
- Solar thermal energy is a very efficient and mature techology which could be broadly used for heating, cooling and storage purposes. However, it is currently highly under-estimated as “the old-fashioned water warming technology” and therefore its potential is unexploited across the EU. A societal awareness change could thus contribute essentially to reach EU’s energy and climate protection targets.
- The technology is perfectly suitable for demonstrative teaching / learning by doing, as solar thermal collectors can be built by ones own (as compared to photovoltaics, which can only be bought as ready-made modules).
The children included in this project will be 10 to 14 years old. The important point of this project not only lies in the fact that children will learn about solar thermal energy but will also build a solar thermal plant on their school rooftop. The plant will afterwards be used by school to heat the water used in school.
Planned project’s period: 3 years; 01/9/2018 – 31/8/2021
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1-st Kick-off meeting
Vienna, Austria, 14th and 15th November 2018
The project official start date was 1st September 2018, but the first kick off meeting was held in Vienna, Austria, on 14th and 15th November 2018. By then some of the project partners already performed some tasks.
At the first meting of the lead partner and project partners all the partners had the chance to introduce themselves. It was interesting to see what the partners already do to promote STEM in their schools or institutions. At the meeting the workflow of the project was presented for the next 3 years. We hope, that the project will give good results as all the partners are motivated to start the project.