Kiran Pillay Wins 2023 Solar Scholarship

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.

Kiran Pillay – Bio

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
sustainable future.