Spotlight: Powered by the Sun – The Koç School Solar Energy Plant

In 2017, The Koç School began to produce its own electricity with a solar energy plant (SEP) that has been built on its campus. The plant, next to producing renewable energy, also raises awareness of the topic and creates opportunities for teaching and learning. At the “Solar House”, built right next to the power station, students have started developing various science projects, particularly on renewable energy sources. The plant is the largest capacity power station installed in an educational institution in Turkey and the largest renewable energy power plant in the Marmara region. It covers 35% of the school’s electricity needs, about equal to the annual electric power demand of 400 households, and significantly reduces the school’s carbon emissions.