Infosys today inaugurated a 760 kilowatt (kW) solar car port in its Jaipur Development Center (DC), as part of the company’s drive for energy sustainability. The project was inaugurated by Mr. Somesh Gupta, Jaipur DC Head, Infosys.
The solar car port is a result of Infosys’ efforts to solve two problems simultaneously, limited parking space within the campus as well as the need to reduce the company’s dependence on the grid power. Spread over 10,000 square meters this car port will generate green energy and also support the company’s objective to identify alternative renewable energy sources to save energy across all its campuses.
The 760 kW solar car port is in addition to the existing 250 kW solar photovoltaic (PV) project which was installed in the Jaipur DC in 2011, and will lead to a cumulative output of almost 1 megawatt (MW) of power.
Infosys is the only private organization in Rajasthan to generate 1 MW solar power. With this project, 20 percent of all electrical energy consumed on campus will now be generated by the in-house renewable power plant. This will ultimately help in creating a more energy efficient system for the DC.