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Plugging in to the power of a student - led initiative

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Lighting up the passion for solar energy in our UWCSEA community.

Introducing our Solar for East team - switching on the UWCSEA community to the power of solar energy.

Back row (left to right): Dhevin, Oscar, Hemal, David       Front row (left to right): Aditya, Isabel, Brooke, Akshat

Solar for East is all about making the world a better - and brighter - place, but it also plays an important role in developing our students as a generation of changemakers.

Students themselves are planning, leading and delivering this project.

A core team of environmental champions (who welcome anyone else wanting to get involved!) are driving this project forward.

The programme provides a rich educational resource within the College: younger students explore concepts of renewable energy in primary school, and, for older students, the solar initiative provides an open science lab where all the data (power, temperature, intensity etc) is freely available for use by the community.

Stories on Solar for East: click to read the selection of article 



NEWSFLASH: Inaugural installation:

On 23rd February 2019 the first batch of solar panels was installed on the roof of the Block C, East Campus. The atmosphere was electric!

With the enthusiasm of 150 excited parents, teachers and students, the mounting brackets were installed, the panels laid down and successfully plugged together. Soon after the switch will be flicked on - and the first classrooms on East will be lit up by the solar passion of our #UWCSEA community.


Hear the inspirational words of our student Solar for East leaders - bringing to life the project, before they took the audience out onto the rooftops to actually install the panels.

Please click here to see some of the photos from the inaugural installation

Please note, for those generous parents who have been asking about setting up Class Gift initiatives, it is indeed possible - click here to learn more 




This is a story of how each of us, individually, can make a contribution to a greener future. I feel so empowered!