Sree Sankaracharya University to use 100 kW Solar Power Plant for its electrification needs

Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit will be inaugurating a 100 kW solar power plant in its campus

The solar plant of Sree Sankaracharya University of Sanskrit, Kalady, will be inaugurated on January 21. The new solar power plant, installed at a cost of Rs 83.85 lakh, will take care of 50% of the university’s power requirement. The university is expected to save Rs 1.5 lakh to Rs 2 lakh per month on power bills. The solar power plant has 100 kW capacity.

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 “There are 400 panels with each having capacity of 250 watts to generate 12,000 to 15,000 units of electricity per month.

“We have obtained all the approvals from KSEB and got Rs 12 lakh as subsidy. We expect another subsidy of Rs 12 lakh. While the warranty for the plant is 5 years, for the solar power panels it is 25 years’’, said university vice chancellor M C Dileep Kumar.

Along with this, the foundation stone will be laid for the language block that will house English, Malayalam and Hindi departments along with the administrative staff quarters.

Education minister C Raveendranath will unveil the statue of the ‘national philosopher’ Sankaracharya at the main entrance. The decision to install the statue was taken at the university syndicate meeting in November 2015. Since then, Leftist groups, led by SFI and teachers’ unions, have been opposing the idea, by terming it a regressive, communally-motivated plan.

Source: ET

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