Yenepoya Medical College installs rooftop solar energy plant

10:09 AM, Wednesday, July 4th, 2018

solor-energyMangaluru: Yenepoya Medical College, a unit of Yenepoya deemed to be university, has installed a 498 kW capacity rooftop solar energy plant over five buildings on its Deralakatte campus.

It was inaugurated recently, according to a release from the university.

According to G. Shreekumar Menon, Registrar of the university, the plant will generate in excess of six lakh units of energy annually, translating to a yearly saving of approximately ₹25 lakhs to the university. This capital can now be deployed for the further development of facilities and resources for students of the medical college, he said.

The project falls under the Solar Energy Corporation of India’s (SECI) subsidy scheme, which extends financial support to educational institutions to tap solar energy. The system also falls under the State net-metering policy whereby all the excess units of energy generated during the day are fed back to the grid and accorded due credit.

The installation is also specially designed to avoid leakages in the roofing and also help in reducing the temperature of the interiors in peak summer, thereby calling for less energy for internal cooling, the release said.

Vice-Chancellor of the university M. Vijaykumar and Finance Director Farhaad Yenepoya were present during the inauguration, the release added.

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