Be a YIS Solar Supporter

Help us reduce the carbon footprint of the new YIS campus by supporting a planned solar energy installation that is expected to contribute a noticeable portion of our total annual electricity needs.

What is 51 metric tons of CO2 emissions equivalent to?*

*Calculations based on US Environmental Protection Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Equivalencies Calculator

The solar installation is one of the key environmental sustainability measures planned for the new campus and requires a major investment in excess of ¥25 million for the purchase and installation of solar panels, power conditioners and related equipment plus associated construction costs. Please help us make this installation a reality by making a donation to the Sustainability Fund of the YIS2C Capital Campaign. 

Sponsor a solar panel with a donation of ¥50,000 or contribute whatever you can to help us realize this important initiative. Donations are tax deductible in Japan, the United States and Hong Kong. See our Ways to Give page for details on how to donate. To make a donation by credit card in Japanese yen, use this donation formTo earmark your donation on the form for the solar panel initiative, select ‘Sustainability - Solar Panel Sponsorship’ as the fund in the dropdown menu.

Installation of the 360 solar panels on the roof of the South Building was completed in early April 2021 by Looop, Inc.,  a renewable energy services and solar panel system installation provider. The installation of related cabling, power conditioners and other equipment will be completed at a later time as construction and outfitting of the interior of the buildings progresses.

Several rows of cobalt coloured rectangular solar panels on the roof of a school

Two-hundred and eighty-six solar panels are installed on the south side of the roof of the South Building which contains the 25-meter swimming pool, double gym and Early Learning Center.

12 rows of cobalt coloured rectangular solar panels on the roof of a school

Eighty-four solar panels are installed on the east side of the South Building's angled roof.

Diagram and Community Sponsorship of Solar Panels

      Sponsored solar panel    



Thank You YIS Solar Panel Sponsors!

As of May 25, 2022, 171 solar panels have been sponsored by members of our community.