Windflow to celebrate Cashmere High School winning ZFEP in the Global High School category

Windflow would like to congratulate Cashmere High School on winning $100,000 in the Global School category of the Zayed Future Energy Prize among four other institutions around the world.

Windflow would like to congratulate Cashmere High School on winning $100,000 in the Global School category of the Zayed Future Energy Prize among four other institutions around the world. Cashmere High School are "proud and honoured to be the first school in New Zealand to be named as finalists in the Zayed Future Energy Prize.“ (2015 and 2016), and win (2016) a Zayed Future Energy Prize award. Leith Cooper, Head of Faculty of Science of Cashmere High and his students were named finalists in mid November and reached out to Chris Holsonback, Liscencing manager of Windflow, to take the team including the Zayed film crew out to take footage and pictures of a wind turbine in Gebbies Pass, including an interview with Holsonback, expressing his deep knowledge and passion for Wind turbine energy. 

Chris Holsonback, said, “On behalf of Windflow, I was proud to support Cashmere High’s winning submission for the Zayed Future Energy Prize.  The Cashmere High student team and teachers exemplify the kind of forward thinking and leadership that Windflow exhibits in the wind turbine world.  It’s fantastic to be a part of something that garners international recognition of New Zealand’s leadership position in renewable energy.  New Zealand must keep that up by working toward 100% renewable energy and complete environmental sustainability.”

They were invited to send two students and one faculty member to the awards ceremony in Abu Dhabi, UAE.  They did not find out whether or not they won until the awards ceremony itself. Talk about suspense!  The award ceremony occurred on 19 January, 2016.

This prize encapsulates the ability of students to go further in thinking about the future of energy and to become the play-makers of renewable energy, that were exhibited in the words of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, the prize recognizes “pioneers that dare to push the boundaries of what is achievable through clean energy innovation,”.

 

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