The First-of-its-kind initiative’s pilot project was commissioned at Karnataka Public School, Kudur, Ramanagara District, Karnataka
Magadi MLA, Shri A Manjunath inaugurated the program along with Head Master, Mr. Venkatesh Murthy of the Karnataka Public School, Kudur Magadi Taluk, Ramanagara District
Enphase Energy aims to expand the government schools curriculum with Trinity Care Foundation by providing the infrastructure for computer and robotics education
Bengaluru, 14th July 2022: Enphase Energy, a global energy technology company and the world’s leading supplier of microinverter-based solar and battery systems, announced the commissioning of its first project, as part of Trinity Care Foundation’s (TCF) Integrated School Educational Infrastructure Development Program (ISEIDP), which forms part of Enphase India’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) related activities in India. The pilot project was inaugurated on 9th July 2022 at Karnataka Public School, Kudur, Ramanagara District, Karnataka. The integrated project was inaugurated by Magadi MLA, Shree A Manjunath in the presence of Manoj Gopalan Nair, Senior Director of Sales, Enphase Energy, and Dr. Tony Thomas, Managing Trustee, TCF.
Enphase India, as a part of its CSR responsibilities under Indian law, is supporting ISEIDP which is the first-of-its-kind initiative to use renewable energy sourced from rooftop solar PV systems to power a school while uplifting the curriculum with computer and robotic training by providing access to computers, course materials, and trainers for students. Supported by the Govt. School management and the Education Department, Enphase Energy will be equipping the higher primary classrooms with desktops and projectors that will be powered by a 4kv Rooftop Solar PV micro-inverter-based hybrid system. All the lights, fans, and computer systems will be supported in case of power breakdown or failure.
Speaking at the inauguration ceremony, Manoj Gopalan Nair, Senior Director of Sales at Enphase Energy said, “Our goal through this pilot project with Trinity Care Foundation’s ISEIDP initiative is to provide Karnataka Public School, Kudur with a reliable and consistent power supply ensuring unhindered learning. The installed Rooftop Solar PV system of 4kWp microinverter based systems generates around 15 units per day, taking care of the school’s power needs, especially for their students of classes 8, 9, and 10. Enphase’s partnership with Trinity Care Foundation will only provide the required power supply for computers, learning modules and robotics workshops to students, thus making it a holistic enablement of learning. This will help provide a robust curriculum and technical learning material that are play-based, safe, and contextual for the holistic development of these children”
Enphase Energy will also be supporting the schools’ curriculum by providing the students access to computers, STEAM, and Robotics classes that will be taught throughout the academic year by a teacher who is also supported by this program. This robotics kit curriculum will provide year-long education programs for classes 8 to 10 and will be used to deliver comprehensive STEAM education on topics like electronics, robotics, automation, IoT, coding, android app development & much more. Another key aspect of the ISEIDP initiative is to build the capacity of the teachers through targeted training and one-on-one coaching/sessions.
In rural India, poor quality of technical education adversely affects the academic performance of the child from primary to higher secondary years and often leads to high levels of dropouts. This initiative will benefit around 500-600 students encouraging them to pursue technical education.
“Today, knowledge of computer software or hardware is considered a basic necessity for most jobs. With this first of its kind, ISEIDP initiative, in partnership with Enphase Energy India we can now empower students from the underprivileged section of the society with computer literacy, making them more competent and better suited for future opportunities. Enphase has designed a system that is reliable and safe to deliver uninterrupted power at government schools and ensure unhindered education in the process,” said Binu Varghese, Director – CSR Non-Profit Consulting & Project Management, Trinity Care Foundation