Schools

I Smart Senja jobber vi tett med skolene. Målet er å gå fra teori til praksis innen fornybar energi. Og vi har allerede lært at elevene har mange gode idéer og visjoner, som er både inspirerende og verdifulle å ha med seg i vårt eget arbeid. Under den offisielle åIn Smart Senja we are in close collaboration with the schools. The goal is to take a journey from theory to practice, within the field of renewable energy. We have already learned that the young students have ideas and visions that are both inspiring and valuable for our own work.pningen av Smart Senja i januar 2020 ble skolenes første solcellekraftverk avduket som en del av markeringen.

The director of NVE (The Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Directorate), Kjetil Lund is joining a pupil at Husøy School when revealing the solar panels that are going to supply the school with additional energy. The ceremony was part of the official opening of Smart Senja in January 2020. The school at Senjahopen has also installed solar panels. Photo: Bjarte Hoff/UiT

In March 2020, we collaborated with the 8-10th graders at the schools in Husøy and Senjahopen. This was part of the process where the pupils will configure, order and install their own solar energy power system at the roof of the schools. Part of the teaching was how to combine solar panels and batteries for an efficient system. They were supervised by the PhD students Odin Foldvik Eikeland (left) and Karoline Ingebrigtsen (right) – who are exploring these themes in their doctoral thesis on Smart Senja. Energilab sammen med forskere i prosjektet. Her fikk de grunnleggende teori rundt strøm og fornybar energi, og prøvde deretter ut kunnskapen i praksis ved forskjellige eksperimenter.

In March 2020, we collaborated with the 8-10th graders at the schools in Husøy and Senjahopen. This was part of the process where the pupils will configure, order and install their own solar energy power system at the roof of the schools. Part of the teaching was how to combine solar panels and batteries for an efficient system. They were supervised by the PhD students Odin Foldvik Eikeland (left) and Karoline Ingebrigtsen (right) – who are exploring these themes in their doctoral thesis on Smart Senja.

In the fall of 2019, the pupils at Husøy School participated in Lego League - a national knowledge- and technology contest. Their contribution was the drafting and design for design a new hotel in Husøy, where solar panels were integrated in the structure, and shaped to make it safe for avalanches. This experience together with taking part in installing the sun measurement equipment and planning the solar power system, have taken the pupils at Senjahopen and Husøy from theory to practice. The practical challenges were solved collectively as the project progressed, and was discussed in the context of local and global energy and climate solutions.