A 50 kilo Watt solar power plant was unveiled on the premises of Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon, on Friday. The power plant has been built as part of an initiative of the Haryana government that mandates certain categories of buildings, including those of private educational institutes, schools, colleges, hostels, and technical/vocational education institutes and universities with a sanctioned load of 30 kilo Watt (KW) and above, to set up solar power plants.
Congratulating the school for the initiative, additional deputy commissioner Vinay Pratap Singh said, “I hope others will also follow the suit, thereby helping us build Gurgon as a solar city.”
School principal Monica Sagar said, “The plant has been in operation for three months now. It has not only helped us reduce electricity costs phenomenally, but also feeds power back into the electricity grid through the net metering facility on days when the school is not operational.”
Solar power plants have already been installed in many other educational institutes in Gurgaon, including Scottish High, NorthCap University and Pathways School.