Three teams prepare to face judges in the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting CompetitionAug 25, 2015
When applications closed for the Caribbean Energy Efficiency Lighting Project (CEELP) competition on July 3rd, submissions suggested that teams had worked diligently on their designs and a keenly contested competition lay ahead.
Three teams, two from the Barbados Community College and one from the Clarence Fitzroy Bryant College in St. Christopher and Nevis, have proceeded to the final round of competition where they will have up to seven minutes to make presentations to a panel of judges on August 31 in Saint Lucia. During their allotted time, teams will demonstrate how their lamps work, detail its construction, outline the commercial viability and discuss how the product can be marketed. The judges will then have the opportunity to pose a series of questions to the presenter or other members of the team. Once all of the teams have presented, the judges will deliberate and select a winner.
Teams will be assessed based on the following criteria:
Presentation – 20 points
Functionality – 20 points
Energy Efficiency Considerations – 15
Appearance & commercial viability – 20
Originality – 15
Use of materials & safety – 10
The winning team will receive advanced computer systems, financial support to develop their products further and a grant to support or develop renewable energy and energy efficiency programmes in their respective institutions. They will also attend an international lighting conference and their institutions will be awarded a US$7,500 grant.