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Award winning SMEs tie up for solar project
Kalkeri Sangeet Vidyalaya (KSV), a Karnataka-based musical and academic educational trust, has collaborated with SELCO India to implement its award-winning sustainability project.

Zayed Future Energy Prize award ceremony 2014 awarded KSV $100,000 for its student-let project for become self-sustainable using energy efficiency, solar technology and bio-gas energy, as reported by Economic Times.

SELCO India is the 2014 Small and Medium Enterprises finalist, that uses renewable energy for alleviating poverty. The school has partnered with SELCO India to build a solar powered 'green amphitheater' as a means to enhance its music and dance-focused curriculum.

The school's classrooms and hostel facilities will also be powered installing a solar powered mini-grid.To compare the savings installing solar power, KSV has commissioned SELCO to undertake an energy audit prior to the solar installations, with a second energy audit planned post-installation.

As quoted by ET, Naveen Jha, president of the managing committee of KSV said, "Winning the Zayed Future Energy Prize has given us the funding we so urgently need to meet KSV's energy requirements and provide our students with quality education facilities".

The winners and finalists of the Prize were announced during the 2014 Zayed Future Energy Prize earlier this year as part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW).

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