Aligarh: A 15 KV Solar Power Unit at the new CALEM Building, UGC HRD Centre was inaugurated through a video conferencing platform in line with the Government of India Guidelines on social distancing.
“It is a laudable to generate renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions,” said AMU Vice Chancellor, Professor Tariq Mansoor.
He emphasised that the solar and other clean energy sources should be adapted and promoted.
On the occasion, Prof Abdur Raheem Kidwai, Director UGC HRD Centre pointed out that the teaching community is the torch bearer of all noble values of which environment protection is an integral part.
Recalling his visit as a Leadership for Academicians Programme (LEAP) participant, when he was shown the solar farm at AMU, Prof D S Negi (Former PVC, HNB Garhwal University Uttarakhand) said that he was sure that AMU is setting a milestone for others to follow by investing in solar power.
Dr M Rihan, Member-in-Charge, Electricity Department informed that the new 15 KVA Solar Power plant at the CALEM Building will produce 75 Units of free-of-cost electricity every day.
He added that AMU has already reached 6.5 MW of total green energy production in a span of a few years.
Dr Faiza Abbasi, Assistant Director, UGC HRD Centre conducted the program and extended the vote of thanks.