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Reference Number EP/F001614/1
Title The Renewable Energy Roadshow!
Status Completed
Energy Categories RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Solar Energy, Solar heating and cooling (including daylighting)) 20%;
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES(Solar Energy, Photovoltaics) 20%;
HYDROGEN and FUEL CELLS(Fuel Cells) 20%;
Research Types Basic and strategic applied research 100%
Science and Technology Fields SOCIAL SCIENCES (Education) 20%;
ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY (Mechanical, Aeronautical and Manufacturing Engineering) 40%;
UKERC Cross Cutting Characterisation Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Environmental dimensions) 20%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Consumer attitudes and behaviour) 10%;
Sociological economical and environmental impact of energy (Technology acceptance) 20%;
Other (Energy technology information dissemination) 50%;
Principal Investigator Dr E Stevenson
No email address given
Sch of Chemistry
University of Edinburgh
Award Type Standard
Funding Source EPSRC
Start Date 03 September 2007
End Date 02 May 2009
Duration 20 months
Total Grant Value £109,733
Industrial Sectors No relevance to Underpinning Sectors
Region Scotland
Programme Public Engagement
Investigators Principal Investigator Dr E Stevenson , Sch of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh (99.996%)
  Other Investigator Dr R Brown , Sch of Chemistry, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Professor PD Fleming , Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development (IESD), De Montfort University (0.001%)
Dr DS Reay , School of Geosciences, University of Edinburgh (0.001%)
Dr JR (Jonathan ) Corney , Design Manufacture and Engineering Man, University of Strathclyde (0.001%)
  Industrial Collaborator Project Contact , Woodcraft Folk (The) (0.000%)
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Abstract This project seeks to deliver an extensive programme of hands-on activities, interactive exhibits and discussion and dialogue events about the science and technology behind renewable energy. This will be delivered to secondary schools and community festivals throughout Scotland using our purpose-built mobile trailer, the Powerpod . The Powerpod (which was funded by a Sustainable Action Fund grant from the Scottish Executive) was built by students from the School of Engineering at Heriot-Watt University and is fitted with solar panels, photo-voltaics and a wind generator. These sources of green energy can be used to demonstrate applications ranging from the charging of mobile phones and i-pods to making milkshakes. The activities in the Powerpod will be complemented by a range of hands-on workshops exploring topics such as energy storage, fuel and solar cells, wind turbines; and the workshops will also explore the research and research process required to develop these resources. Delivered by two part-time science communicators/scientists using readily accessible language, these activities will provide both information and an opportunity to engage with scientists and science communicators familiar with the science and technology and issues surrounding climate change. In addition we will provide support materials mounted on a web-page, for participants and teachers, which will enhance lessons on related topics and provide activities for after-school clubs
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Added to Database 01/06/07