Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU), on its 35th Foundation Day, launched a 500 kWp Solar Power Plant at multiple buildings in the varsity premises.
The newly installed Grid Connected Rooftop Solar Panel at Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) will save the varsity’s expenditure of about INR 3 million annually.
Nageshwar Rao, Vice-Chancellor of IGNOU New Delhi, during the 35th Foundation Day virtual event, appreciated IPGCL, MNRE, EEREM, and Project Developers who supported their “Go Green” initiative.
IGNOU promoting flexible and inclusive higher education has an enormous role in realising the vision of the New Education Policy : Shri V. Murleedharan, Union Minister of State for External Affairs & Parliamentary Affairs at IGNOU's 35th Foundation Day #IGNOUFOUNDATIONDAY pic.twitter.com/Z1tocGkWXy— IGNOU (@OfficialIGNOU) November 19, 2020
HFM Roof Top Solar Private Limited has collaborated with Indraprastha Power Generation Company Limited (IPGCL), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), and Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Management Centre (EEREM) Govt. of NCT Delhi Undertaking Commission to the Solar Plant installed.
Mr. Rao stated that Solar Plant will provide backup to diesel generators and reduce harmful emissions from grid power. As a result, it will diminish the CO2 emission of about 650 tons which equals planting nearly 32,000 trees.
He further mentioned IGNOU New Delhi’s newly developed Solar Plant will be a contribution to the National Solar Mission. The Solar Plant initiative is a part of IGNOU’s mission to adopt green and clean energy that will help in reducing their carbon footprint.
IGNOU Vice-Chancellor Professor Nageshwar Rao has conducted IGNOU 35th Foundation Day function virtually on November 19 due to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Parliamentary Affairs, V. Muraleedharan, was the chief guest of the event and delivered the Foundation Day Address.