Renewable energy firm ReNew Power has tied up with HSBC India to electrify 75 schools in three states with solar energy and create awareness about climate change in the school curriculum, they said that under the programme, digital labs would be set up in schools.
“The Programme’s objective is to enhance access to learning, including digital education, and create practical awareness about the importance of fighting climate change for a better, greener and cleaner future for India,” ReNew chief sustainability officer Vaishali Sinha said in the statement.
“It will provide children with better facilities for their modern educational needs. Educating young people about sustainability and climate change is key as they will be the future warriors against global warming and preserving our beautiful planet,” she said.
Highlighting the importance of partnership, Aloka Majumdar, Director, Sustainable Development, HSBC India said that education is a vital enabler of the rural ecosystem.
This partnership follows another initiative, Project Surya, where ReNew is working with its partners to train nearly 1,000 women salt pan workers as solar panel and solar pump technicians to improve their livelihoods and bring them into clean energy transition.
HSBC India has worked with its non-profit partners focused on the energy transition in sectors such as healthcare and dairy cold chains.
ReNew is one of the largest independent producer of renewable energy in India and the world. It develops, builds, owns and operates large-scale hydropower, solar and wind projects.