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Green Energy Competition to Design an Energy Efficient Heat Pump

More than 1000 students from 11 West Lothian schools in Scotland took part in a Green Energy competition to design an energy efficient heat pump in June, 2015. The West Lothian Chamber of Commerce and Mitsubishi Electric held the competition with the aim of supporting young people in developing skills beneficial to their future development.

This competition was designed to help students explore green energy through an understanding of science and technology. Its organizers hope that some of the young people who took part will go on to consider a career in energy-efficient technology industries.

At the event, the Senior Department Manager at Mitsubishi Electric said "The schools project has created a link between Mitsubishi Electric and the local schools in the West Lothian area which is helping to develop the workforce of the future and ensuring students get first-hand experience of manufacturing, environment, and renewables."

The winning project developed by students from Inveralmond Community High School was a heat pump which stores heat gathered from solar power during the summer to melt ice on the roads in winter.

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