We are pleased to announce that this year’s winner of the Salt Spring Community Energy Solar Scholarship is Kiran Pillay. As part of his high school final Capstone project, Kiran built a model solar home and kept a blog of the project to share what he learned with others. In the coming year he will pursue a number of internships before beginning university studies in the Fall of 2024, pursuing a degree in humanities with courses in environmental studies and alternative energy.
I grew up on Salt Spring Island and have recently graduated from Gulf Islands Secondary School. My
interests include robotics, playing violin, photography, swim team and reading. I’m taking a GAP year
to work, travel and do an internship with Fulbright Canada and the Global Center of Indigenomics
before beginning post secondary studies in September 2024. I will be studying the humanities and will
be including courses in environmental studies and alternative energy in my degree.
I have a keen interest in sustainable energy. For the past two years, I’ve been researching solar panel
technology for my high school final Capstone project. As part of this project I built a model solar
house, a blog of my learning and made a final Solar Energy Capstone slideshow to demonstrate what I
had learned. I’m hoping that I’ll have a career in sustainability, and that humanity will have a