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CWSF 2014 - Windsor, Ontario

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Nathan - My name is Nathan and I attend the challenge program at Calvin Park PS. I am in grade seven and some things trhat i like to do include running, soccer, badminton, volleyball nand hockey. Some of my acheivments that I am very proud of include: running at Ontario cross-country championships, winning second overall at my regional science fair and being able to attend the Canada Wide Science Fair. One of my favourite things to do with my family include: playing with my puppy Lucy, going hiking in the White Mountains, and going on canoe trips. I got my inspiration to do my project watching the Jimmy Fallen tonight show, where a girl made a flash light using peltier modules, so I wanted to try to combine solar and peltier modules. Some further investigations I want to do with my project include using gas to cool the pipes and applying it in real life. Some advice I would give to other students doing a project would be just to do it. It is a ton of fun to do the regional fairs and it is such a great experience, it is less about the prizes and more about the fun.
Alex - My name is Alex Chan and I am in Grade 7. I'm currently in the Challenge Program at Calvin Park Public School in Kingston,Ontario. I am 13 years old. My favourite quote is "Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail." by Ralph Waldo Emerson. The sports I play include: badminton, soccer and hockey. I was always interested in renewable energy and I wanted to increase the electricity generated by a solar panel.

Nathan Pilkey, Alex Chan

Peltier Power: Scavenging Heat From Solar Panels to Generate Electricity
Region:Frontenac, Lennox & Addington
City:Kingston, ON
School:Calvin Park P.S.
Abstract:Our goal was to increase the electricity generated by solar panels without using expensive materials or increasing the area of the panels. By putting Peltier modules under a solar panel to harvest the heat and cooling the other side of the modules by circulating water, we were able to get from the modules an extra amount of electricity similar to that of the solar panel.

Awards Value
Challenge Award - Energy
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Excellence Award - Junior
Gold Medal
Sponsor: Youth Science Canada
Western University Scholarship
Gold Medallist - $4000 Entrance Scholarship
Sponsor: Western University
$4 000.00
Total$5 200.00