New Delhi [India], Sep 20 : IIT (BHU), Varanasi, the premier technology engineering institute, in partnership with CleanMax Solar has commissioned a large-scale, Rooftop solar power plant across multiple building rooftops at its campus in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.
With a cumulative solar capacity of 1.5 MW, the initiative meets an impressive 30 percent of the institute's power requirements and allays over 2000 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Based on the 'Pay as you go' OPEX model, CleanMax Solar will provide solar power to IIT-BHU, at tariff rates that are cheaper than the grid tariff, thereby saving the institute over Rs. 28 lakhs per annum, as compared to conventional sources of power.
"We are very proud to be associated with a distinguished institute like IIT (BHU) as its preferred sustainability partner. Through our partnership, we are helping IIT (BHU) to reduce their carbon footprint and electricity costs simultaneously. This is a very compelling proposition to institutes like IIT (BHU), and we hope to replicate it for other premier institutes across the country," said managing director CleanMax Solar, Kuldeep Jain.
"As India's largest Rooftop Solar Developer with 24 percent market share (Source Bridge to India Report 2017), CleanMax Solar has catered to educational institutes, large scale corporates and industrial clients, to help achieve their sustainability goals and reduce their operating costs. Through such partnerships, we hope that the next generations of professionals will be inspired to implement such systems across their individual fields of function," added Jain.
"IIT (BHU) believes in moving towards sustainable energy as our source of power. By commissioning the solar plant in association with CleanMax Solar, we are proud to be contributing towards the national goal of becoming a solar powered nation. The institute is expected to save around 28 lakh Rupees per annum, a significant operating cost reduction. As an educational institute, we also hope to create awareness about the solar technology besides being an environmentally conscious citizen," said Prof. Rajeev Sangal, Director (IIT-BHU).
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