IIT Kanpur installs four solar power plants in campus

Kanpur: IIT Kanpur has installed four rooftop solar power plants in its campus by spending Rs 2.92 crore, aiming to reduce electricity consumption as well as pollution in the campus.

Of the four photovoltaic plants, one with a capacity of 212.45 KW has been installed at the western lab, second with acapacity of 28 KW has been set up at the western lab's extension, while a 80.08 KW-capacity plant has been positioned at the faculty building.

The fourth one with a capacity of 24KW has been installed at North Lab 2, a statement issued by the premier institute said today. The institution set up the plants in September-Octoberthis year and has already started using electricity generated from them, it added.

According to the statement, these plants have generated around 81,700 units electricity till November 28 and collectively they have the capacity to generate over 5 lakh units electricity per year.

It said the plants have been set up as part of the first phase of the project.The institution aims to install more plants in the second phase which will have capacity of 1400 KW.


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