BENGALURU: Samsung’s R&D centre in Bengaluru has switched to solar power for its campus in India’s technology capital. The campus which houses over 3,000 R&D employees will draw 88% of its power requirement from a solar farm in Kalburgi district in Karnataka, about 500 km away from the city.
In December 2018, Samsung R&D Institute in Bengaluru, which is also Samsung’s largest R&D centre outside of Korea, adopted the green energy solution through ‘energy wheeling’.
Samsung R&D Institute initiated the process of going solar in March 2016 as part of its Go Green Initiative to increase usage of non-conventional energy sources for its campus. This would reduce itss reliance on the traditional power grid, making that energy available for other uses, the company said in a press release.
“Our switch to solar power is an embodiment of Samsung values of being a socially and environmentally responsible citizen. Through this initiative we have not only reduced our dependency on conventional sources of energy but we will also have a positive impact on the environment by reducing our carbon footprint and passing on a greener planet to the next generation,” said Dipesh Shah, Managing Director at the institute.