Junior Saltire Competition 2015 - Marine Energy Challenge
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Renewable Energy Milestone
Green energy has become Scotland’s leading source of power producing a record 10.3 terawatt-hours of power in the first half of 2014. This tremendous milestone means we are on target to meeting 100% of our electricity demand from green energy sources by 2020! Read more details in The Scotsman.
Inspire the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs to develop this technology by entering Junior Saltire Awards 2015!
This engaging, hands-on, topical competition sets the challenge of designing, building and testing a simple floating Wave Energy Converter. Grants of £50 are available for the first 75 teams submitting design blueprints and we cover travel and accomodation costs for shortlisted teams. Finalists will be invited to test their devices at FloWave's Ocean Energy Research Facility, which is the world’s most sophisticated ocean simulator. Furthermore, prizes of up to £750 and unique Saltire medals are up for grabs!
Inspired to enter? Read on to discover more ...
You have until 19 December to register your teams in three age categories – P5/P7, S1/S3 and S4/S6. Multiple teams are welcome! The competition can be run as a whole class activity (curriculum links are provided) or as an after school club challenge.
Please click here to read the brief and here for the Entry Form which can be submitted online.
This useful link to The European Marine Energy Centre Ltd (EMEC) website, based in Orkney, is a good starting point for ideas….
Registered teams can pitch their questions to the experts by joining us for a GlowMeet on 13 January. Registration details are on our website.
Click on the video below to see some of our 2014 finalists testing their devices in the FloWave Test Tank.