IIM Ahmedabad Installed 365 KWP Solar Power Plant on Rooftop
IIM Ahmedabad has installed a 365 KWP solar power plant on the roof of its new campus buildings to build a sustainable campus.
The institute has started a trial run from 14 July itself and now the solar power plant is fully operational.
Till September end, the electricity generated by the power plant installed at IIM Ahmedabad is recorded to be about 80,000 units which saved approximately 70 tonnes of CO2 emission.
IIM Ahmedabad is committed to increasing the use of renewable energy. The power plant project was being implemented in phases.
Phase one of the power plant projects is launched with 365 KWP capacity. It is likely to add around 50 kWp in phase two over the next few months.
The electrician generated from the rooftop solar power plant could be ramped up to 50 percent in the subsequent phases.
The first phase was completed at the top of the new campus which includes five buildings comprising Hostel, MSH, IMDC Wings, Academic Buildings, and Substations.
The institute stated that they hope to save up to 15% of the electricity consumption of the new campus in the first phase on a regular academic day through this solar enter initiative.
The aim of this initiative is “to enrich the on-campus experience for community members and visitors through the application of sustainable technology to improve lifestyle and reduce carbon footprint,” the IIM Ahmedabad said.
Other institutes like IIT Gandhinagar, IIM Trichy, Gujarat Vidyapith are already generating their own electricity to a large extent by installing solar power panels on the roofs of their buildings and on the campus.