500 KVA Rooftop Solar Power System Installed at IIITB to Cater to 40% of Power Requirements

IIIT Bangalore

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Bengaluru 14, December 2022: IIIT Bangalore one of the renowned institutes of India has installed 500 KVA Rooftop Solar Power System at their campus recently.

Inaugurated by Shri S. Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, IIITB Governing body, the solar power system offers 498.43 KWP capacity which is nearly 40% of the power requirement of the institute. IIITB has installed 393 Solar Panels on Rooftop.

IIIT Bangalore always emphasizes on reducing carbon footprint. Now IIITB has upgraded their infrastructure, to tap green energy rather than going conventional ways by installing this solar power.

Speaking about the installation of the solar power system at IIIT Bangalore, Mr. Jagadish P Patil, Chief Administration officer, IIIT Bangalore said, “Our power requirement has shot up to 22% as there is an increase in student strength and the upgradation of infrastructure. A 1000 seater capacity auditorium and new labs are operational. With this new solar power system, we can reduce 40% on the overall power bill. We have a net metering system in this new solar power system.”

Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT Bangalore said, “The campus of IIIT Bangalore has vast green spaces, a blend of modern and natural infrastructure, perfectly embodying the Institute’s focus on a symbiotic relationship of cutting edge technological research and education grounded in Indian ethos and value systems. The campus has everything that an academic community would want: state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilities that are an invitation to stay physically fit and opportunities to get outside and change the world. In keeping with this ethos, we have installed 500 KVA solar power system.”

Student strength has increased by 25 % between 2017 & 2022. The average power consumption per day has increased by 21.88 % between 2017 & 2022 (from 3,680 units to 4,711 units per day) (One Power unit is 1 Kilo Watt Hour). Power Consumption per student per day is declined by 6.37 %, (from 4.08 units per day per student to 3.82 units per day per student.)

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