Bali’s Green School has the made the island proud, taking home the Zayed Future Energy Prize in the global high school category for the Asian region.
The award, established eight years ago in Abu Dhabi, recognizes pioneers in renewable energy and sustainability across five categories.
Director of the Zayed Future Energy Prize, Nawal Al-Hosany, expressed his delight with Green School.
“We are impressed with their vision that ensures sustainability (in the energy sector) for future generations,” Al-Hosany said in a statement, as quoted by Republika.
He added that he hopes Green School can be an example for other schools in the region to follow in the field of sustainable energy.
Green School is a private, international school located in Abiansemal, Badung, that true to its name is very sustainability-driven. The school notably has proposed an installation of a 10kW solar photovoltaic system and a battery bank from used mobile phone and laptop batteries with a capacity of 32kWh. This proposed project would lower the school’s carbon emissions by 22 tons per year and would also reduce the school’s utility costs, according to UAE’s the National. Students will play a huge role in the plan, working on the system’s power production, storage and distribution, battery technologies, and project management.