Champion – Team Cloud Nine
(L-R) SP Group CEO Mr Wong Kim Yin, Sai Surya, Sih Chee Seng, Gao Yiming, Wayne Wee, and their mentor, Mr Thor Wen Lei of SP PowerGrid
1st Runner-up – Team Scone
(L-R) SP Group CEO Mr Wong Kim Yin, Jonas Ku, Chew Wei Yi, Say Xian Xun, Ting Qi Yu, Lakshmanan Ramasamy, and their mentor, Mr Andrew Tio of SP Centre of Excellence
2nd Runner-up – Team Savez
(L-R) SP Group CEO Mr Wong Kim Yin, Koh Jun Hao, Seah Zong Long, Ernst Cheok, Chan Si Min, Udayagiri Vishnu Saran, and their mentor, Mr Wang Aimin of SP Centre of Excellence
Read more about our Top 5 teams and their projects!
Team Cloud Nine
(L-R)(1st row) Yiming, Wayne, Chee Seng, (2nd row) Surya, Zhan Pheng
The falling of rainwater from high-rise buildings is an unlimited source of energy. Residential and commercial buildings in Singapore are very tall due to the limited land area and the large population. Hence, we propose the collection of rainwater at the top of high-rise buildings to harvest its gravitational potential energy as it falls from the top of the building to the ground.
By retrofitting buildings with our proposed mechanism, it will be possible to channel the rainwater collected on rooftops down the buildings and generate energy through the process for storage and subsequent usage.
(L-R) Darryl, Srivatsa, Qiyun, Jeremy
Our project focusses on crowdsourcing energy, merging piezoelectric technology, wireless power transmission as well as Singapore’s high population density. Our team is dedicated to finding an alternative source of energy that augments Singapore’s current electrical systems and work around Singapore’s constraints.
We hope to look for a novel idea that will not only provide a secondary energy generation source for Singapore but also one that would raise awareness of energy issues and allow Singaporeans to contribute to the main grid.
(L-R) Tiantian, Shi Chen, Shanice, Joel, Yueyi
RoadX is a power generation and transmission solution for Singapore’s roadways. It combines the use of solar panelled, piezo-electric charging roads and roadside wind turbines with dynamic wireless charging through induction for electric vehicles. We plan to vary the usage of each component to suit local traffic conditions of roads.
Taking the upcoming carbon tax in 2019 into consideration, RoadX aims to maximise Singapore’s limited land for green energy generation and encourage the uptake of electric vehicles in Singapore.
(L-R) Vishnu, Jun Hao, Si Min, Zong Long, Ernst
The search of an alternative energy source is a race against time. In this modern era, environmental friendliness and biomaterials have been emphasized, which should be integrated into new sources of energy for Singapore. Singapore receives high solar irradiance, compelling us to utilize solar energy as a readily available source.
While conventional solar cells have limitations, our proposed product offers a solar cell mimicking photosynthesis that is organic, highly sustainable, and versatile. We intend to demonstrate two prototypes, a solar cell fabric and a 3-Dimensional transparent solar cell.
(L-R) Wei Yi, Ramasamy, Xian Xun, Jonas, Qi Yu
Project solar cone aims to increase renewable energy generation in Singapore significantly. It is a hybrid aimed at energy generation through both solar and thermal. It utilises upcoming technology in solar, a heat exchanger and a cone structure.
The Solar Cone incorporates a flattened dome shaped Fresnel lenses on top of a truncated optical prism structure giving the illusion of an ice cream cone. Light from all angles are concentrated through the Fresnel lens surrounded by an optical prism to guide the light towards a pair of plano concave lens situated at the bottom of the cone. Finally, the incident rays on the plano concave lens is homogenized into a multi junction solar cell.
It is aimed at residential units as it allows excess heat to be converted to heated water for residential usage. It is essentially a higher efficiency concentrator photovoltaic that aims to harness more energy per unit area.