St. Joseph’s Anglo-Indian Girls’ Higher Secondary School here has claimed to be the first educational institution in Kerala to set up an independent wind-solar hybrid power project as part of its effort to support green energy initiatives.

The former President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam commissioned the project at a function organised on the school premises on Saturday.

School authorities said the hybrid system was selected for implementation taking into account the school’s proximity to the Arabian Sea and the greater possibility of tapping the wind energy.

At the function, the school disbursed the financial aid mobilised for a student suffering from chronic leukemia.

Bishop Varghese Chakkalakkal handed over the key of the sesquicentennial house sponsored by the school for a financially-backward student.

A special postal cover to mark the celebration was released on the day.