Here Comes the Sun

Bali’s Green School Receives Donation of Solar Panels to Take Campus Off the Power Grid
Bali’s world-famous Green School at Sibang Kaja has made a dramatic advancement in its efforts to make a smaller footprint on the Island’s ecosystem through the installation of an off-grid solar-powered electrical system.

The school’s change to solar power was made possible through the support of Sunseap – a Singapore-based clean energy solution company.

Sunseap has donated solar panels installed at the Green School Community Innovation Hub (iHub). The iHub is an innovation center for the introduction of prototypes that are environmentally friendly with the additional intention of changing concepts of conventional education. The iHub has become an incubation center where brilliant and innovative ideas can be trialed, redesigned, and perfected for eventual wider use in the community.

Rob Khoo, the vice-president of marketing and communications for the Sunseap Group, said, Sunseap was very happy to support the Green School in Bali in their efforts to become more environmentally friendly. He said the donation of the solar panels was part of his Company’s corporate social responsibility initiative to raise consciousness in the region on the need to find new energy sources as a means of reducing carbon footprints.

The power produced by the donated solar panels will supplement the existing clean power supply coming from a water-driven micro-hydro turbine installed on a river flowing through the campus. Part of the School’s “Operation Rain or Shine” the innovative approach to power generation is meant to help the school become environmentally sustainable and inspire a wider application of clean power options in Bali and the world.