Spain - The challenge of energy saving. The Salesians of Cadiz awarded Prize for Energy Efficiency

01 September 2017

(ANS - Cádiz) - A group of seven pupils of the Electrical Vocational Training of the Salesians of Cadiz won second prize in a national energy efficiency competition. During the school year the pupils created a project for energy efficiency which was presented to the Schneider Electric company competition.

                                                                     by Rocío Orgambides - Diario de Cadiz

The result of this arduous job almost touched perfection and the group of students won second place in a competition involving 28 centers from across Spain.

According to José Miguel Solans, head of the Schneider Electric project, the competition consisted of "making a energy efficiency project oriented to the Vocational Training Study center of each participating group."

This idea was about "students who measure the energy being used and discover the problems the center has in relation to energy-saving, and to propose solutions to avoid waste."

The project, said José Antonio Mercedes, one of the members of the group, was to improve school energy consumption and find out what could be saved. "We decided to focus on our pavilion, of the Vocational School, and designed a small photovoltaic station." Solans affirms that "the Salesian Cadiz project was well done and proposed efficiency solutions based on lighting with a very interesting study on photovoltaic energy, as well as focusing on communication in the environment."

Throughout the year, the group of students of electricity participated in the project both from home, where they did the entire research process, and in the classroom where they conducted their work.

Rosalía Serrano, general manager of vocational training, and Ángel de Miguel, president of the State School Council, participated in the awarding of prizes as jury president. Solans admits that "the decision was not easy because the projects were very interesting, but we focused on what best reflected energy efficiency and communication."

The Salesians of Cádiz won second place out of twenty-eight competitors, a position that puts its Vocational Training students among the best in Spain in terms of energy solutions.


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