CleanMax Solar announced Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has selected the company as a partner for its 1.5 MW solar rooftop plant.
Built in collaboration with SECI and MNRE, the rooftop has been installed across 17 roofs at the campus, and will provide 10 percent of the university’s electricity. The solar plant will reduce emissions from grid power and backup diesel generators, and will abate 2069 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Commenting on the association with AMU, Kuldeep Jain, managing director, CleanMax Solar said, “Since 2011, CleanMax Solar has commissioned more than 200 projects in the country across sectors such as automotive, IT, educational institutes, manufacturing, government buildings, among others.”
CleanMax Solar has also served other institutional clients including Manipal Education and Medical Group, National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (NITK), Pune University, among others.
“We are happy to note that the solar power supplied to Aligarh Muslim University will be at a cost which is 20 percent cheaper than the grid tariff, providing significant cost savings to the university as well,” Jain added.
The Union Budget 2017 has also outlined measures to support the development of solar power capacity, in pursuit of its agenda to ‘transform, energize and clean India’. Educational institutes going solar and reducing their reliance on conventional power, is a major step towards Government’s vision, Jain said.
Zameer Uddin Shah, vice chancellor, Aligarh Muslim University, said, “Adopting rooftop solar energy is both a socially conscious and a financially prudent move for AMU. We are extremely happy to be associated with CleanMax Solar to implement sustainable and green technology in our campus.”
The plant installed in association with CleanMax Solar will be operated and maintained for a period of 25 years. The project will help the university save approximately INR 36 lacs each year, according to officials at AMU.