Pune University becomes the first University to use solar energy resources
Savitribai Phule Pune University becomes the first University in the country to use solar energy. Pune University has taken the lead in Green Energy Mission. In the first phase, construction of a solar project is started for six buildings, Chancellor Nitin Karamalakar said.
Chancellor Nitin Karamalkar inaugurated a solar power project in Pune University today. At this time, the Vice-Chancellor Dr. N.S.Umraani, Registrar, Dr. Arvind Shaligram was present. Under the Interstate Energy Study Systems Department of the University, 602 KW Pete capacity solar power project is being seen. While giving information about this project, Dr. Sanjay Jadkar said that all the buildings in the University yard were monitored for this project. The project is being started on 14 buildings. In the second phase, the project will be operational by 20th September 2018 on the next seven buildings.
Features of the project –
1. It is a total of 602 KW Pete’s capacity under the Interdisciplinary Energy Studies department of the University on behalf of the Akshaya and Renewable Energy Department.
2. After the approval of the Central Government Securities-Solar Energy Corporation of India, the University administration decided to give the project to CleanMax company.
3. All the expenses for this project will be done by CleanMax company.
4. In the first phase, Solar Power Project has been implemented on the buildings of Legal Department, Center for Modeling and Simulation, Ambedkar Bhawan, Jayakar Library, Cap Bhawan, Department of Technology.
5. This project will save the power of the university’s 35.5 lakh rupees per year. It is expected that approximately 8,72,900, kWh energy will be saved due to this solar plant.
6. This will help reduce carbon emissions by 716 tonnes per year for the next 25 years. Considering reduced carbon emissions, this project is similar to planting 17,420 trees.