Press Release

500 students from 19 local secondary schools get prepared for CEM “Solar & Capacitance Model Car Races”

Macau, 12 September 2016

CEM’s tremendous success in hosting “Solar & Capacitance Model Car Races” at Coloane Power Station for the past three years has contributed to make local secondary students more knowledgeable about renewable energy. With such overwhelmed popularity, CEM is going to hold again the event this year at CEM Coloane Power Station on 25 September, with nearly 500 students forming 95 participating teams in representation of 19 local secondary schools. The event is co-organized by Macao Youth Federation, the General Association of Chinese Students of Macao and the Youth Center of Macao Federation of Trade Unions, and with the technical support of Hong Kong Technology & Renewable Energy Events (HK TREE).

The “Solar Model Car Race” targets F4 to F6 students, and the “Capacitance Model Car Race” targets F1 to F3 students, aiming at enhancing Macau students’ consciousness and recognition of the usage of renewable energy, and improving their scientific and technical knowledge and interest in the field.

In order to prepare the students for the competitions and provide them all the necessary information to build their cars, a half-day workshop at Escola Secundária Técnico-Profissional of Federation of Trade Unions was organized on 10 September with all the participating students joined. During the workshop, students from last year top three teams shared their experience and the thrilling moments they had during the competitions. Cheang Kei Cheong, from Escola Estrela do Mar, who represented Macau to compete in the “HK TREE 2015” said that “With the experiences gained from the Macau Race, we managed to improve our model car and won the 1st-runner-up in the HK TREE Super Capacitor Model Car Competition. It was great to know so many other students from Macau and Hong Kong and we felt so happy to bring this prize to our school”.

Top five teams of ‘Solar Model Car Race’ will be awarded with MOP3,000, MOP2,000, MOP1,000, MOP800 and MOP500 respectively, certificates of winning, plus a trophy for the top three teams. Teams obtaining 6th to 10th place will receive certificates of winning. The top three teams of the “Best Model Car Design” will receive MOP1,000, MOP800 and MOP500 respectively, and a trophy, while the winning team of the “Overall Fastest Lap Award” will receive MOP1,000 and a trophy. Top five teams of the ‘Capacitance Model Car Race’ will be awarded with MOP2,000, MOP1,500, MOP1,000, MOP800 and MOP500 respectively, certificates of winning, plus a trophy for the top three teams. Teams obtaining 6th to 10th place will receive certificates of winning.

CEM will also sponsor the top three winning teams of the ‘Solar Model Car Race’ and the ‘Capacitance Model Car Race’ to represent Macau to compete in the “HK TREE 2016” to be held on 5 November 2016. The 19 secondary schools participating this year include Sheng Kung Hui Escola Choi Kou (Macau), Colégio Diocesano de São José 5 (Chinese Section), Colégio Diocesano de São José 5 (English Section), Colégio de Santa Rosa de Lima (Chinese Section), Sacred Heart Canossian College (Chinese Section), Yuet Wah College (Chinese Section), Yuet Wah College (English Section), Escola Xin Hua, Escola Nossa Senhora de Fátima, Escola Cham Son de Macau, Escola Secundária Pui Va, Escola Secundária Técnico-Profissional da Associação Geral de Operários de Macau, Escola Tong Sin Tong, Escola para Filhos e Irmãos dos Operários, Escola Fong Chong da Taipa, Escola São João de Brito, Sacred Heart Canossian College (English Section), Escola Portuguesa de Macau and Escola Kwong Tai.