The Renewable Energy Demonstration (RED) Installation Project is an interactive display at Riley Park Community Garden. The intent of this demonstration is to educate the community on viable energy alternatives to fossil fuels to use in their own homes. This project is a collaborative effort between SPEC’s Energy and Transportation Committee, UBC Environmental Science students from ENVR400, and Riley Park.
The RED interactive display has stations of energy sources where the public can compare how much energy each source produces. Each station is connected to a meter which indicates how much energy is being produced.
The renewable energy sources on display are solar, wind, and hydro pumped storage. In the future, the display will include a station where a person can produce energy manually, such as through a hand crank or a bicycle, so the audience can compare how much energy they produce in relation to different renewable energy sources.
Figure 1: The conceptual map of the demonstration. There will be four modules to the demonstration (Solar Power, Wind Power, Hydro Pumped Storage and Manual Power). Each module will connect to its own display which will contain information about how much energy the module is producing at the time.