Waaree Installs Solar Plant at HIAL University in Leh

Waaree Installs Solar Plant at HIAL University in Leh

HIAL is expected to save close to Rs 2 lakh per year.


Waaree Energies, one of India’s leading solar PV manufacturer has unveiled its 25 kW rooftop solar project at Himalayan Institute of Alternatives (HIAL) in Leh, Ladakh.

The project was completed under the company’s CSR programme and is part of its ongoing efforts to bring the current wave of solar revolution to Ladakh. HIAL has established its position as a renowned institute in the region, founded by the visionary Sonam Wangchuk.

HIAL is expected to save close to Rs 2 lakh per year. The installation of this project is of critical importance as solar power brings much-needed respite to the people of Ladakh since the region is cut off from the Kashmir valley for the most of winter.

Commenting on the occasion, Sunil Rathi, Director, Waaree Energies said, “The project is further to our commitment of making energy, especially solar, accessible to all. We have installed our indigenous systems at 1250 + Households, which are yielding over 210,000 litres as output. As we were looking at associating with organizations and individuals who are working towards bettering the society, HIAL became the natural choice. It was a pleasure to associate with a dynamic person like Sonam and HIAL.”

The project has an installation of 20 KW Waaree 325 Wp modules, which will help meet the power requirements of the campus, whereas the 5 KW Merlin – Flexible modules will power the Greenhouse shelter. 

Sonam Wangchuk said, “Waaree Energies was our preferred choice when we decided to transition to solar energy at HIAL. We were well aware of Waaree’s longstanding excellence in quality and service, and have first-hand seen their products and solutions. My inclination towards innovation found the perfect fitment with Waaree Energies, and we hope this is the start of a long association with them.”

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Ayush Verma

Ayush is a staff writer at saurenergy.com and writes on renewable energy with a special focus on solar and wind. Prior to this, as an engineering graduate trying to find his niche in the energy journalism segment, he worked as a correspondent for iamrenew.com.