New Delhi , Sept 4 : The Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) has commenced the production of green energy by installing a100 KWp solar photovoltaic power plant at the roof top of the administration building (50 KWp) and at the school of social sciences-III (50 KWp), which was inaugurated on Monday. The grid connected system was installed with the help of M/s PEC Ltd., a Government of India Enterprise under the Ministry of Commerce, an official release from the university stated.
The 100 KWp solar power plant shall generate 400-450 units of green power daily for about 300 days in a year. Total annual green power generation is projected to be around 1.2 to 1.5 Lakh units. “Using solar power will reduce the carbon foot print reducing the atmospheric pollution. JNU will strive to install at least 2 MW of solar power to run its research labs efficiently,” said M. Jagadesh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor of JNU, who inaugurated the power plant.