This is India’s first school to run completely on solar energy
From ensuring basic technology literacy to providing hands on experiences via contextual learning, their curriculum focuses on preparing students for an ever changing global community.
From ensuring basic technology literacy to providing hands on experiences via contextual learning, the Canadian International School, Bangalore runs 100 per cent on solar energy!
The school is a culturally-rich mosaic representing students globally. Their curriculum focuses on preparing students for an ever changing global community.
How does the school runs on solar power?
The school requires 4,25,000 kW energy in a year. They are producing five lakh kilowatts per year. They are geared to produce 300 kilo watts per hour at peak capacity – peak is 10am to 4pm. The power they produce is more than enough for the school’s needs.
Moreover, there is a meter alongside the demo units that measures how much electricity is produced by all panels on campus for students to see the conversion first hand.
Initial challenges while introducing this concept:
The solar panels cost a considerable 3 crores to install, but there were incentives given by the Karnataka state government for the installation. CIS has in turn provided surplus energy to the government of Karnataka – the Bescom grid for the public’s utilisation.
For all grades they require the past two years’ report cards that highlight academic and personal growth. Their admission test’s goals are to evaluate grade placement and the right fit for their time at CIS.
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