The largest solar plant for a government academic institute in Karnataka
NIT Karnataka, the half-century old premier educational institution, has always been keen to promote sustainable practices in their efforts to build a green legacy. Carrying on the initiative, the institution inked an agreement with CleanMax Solar, India’s #1 rooftop solar developer, to set up a 1 MW plant on 11 academic, administrative and hostel buildings to cater to 15% of the power requirement at their campus.
The solar plant is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to implement green technologies on NIT and IIT campuses.
As per the agreement, CleanMax Solar has successfully commissioned the plant under a build-own-operate (BOO) model without any upfront investment from NITK. The project has been designed keeping in mind the high wind speeds and saline spray due to the institute’s proximity to the sea.
Going forward, the plant will be operated & maintained by CleanMax Solar for the entire contract duration of 25 years.
- LocationSurathkal, Karnataka
- Capacity1,000 kWp
- Type of SystemSpread across 11 RCC and metal rooftops
- Annual generation15 lac kWh
- Carbon dioxide abated1416 tons annually
- Date of CommissioningSeptember, 2016