40 kilowatts of grid-connected rooftop solar power system
Capital Expenditure (CAPEX) model. The school’s management chose to pay for the system cost themselves.
5 lakh rupees of savings on electricity bills annually. By choosing CAPEX, 100% of the benefits are experienced by the school; zero electricity bills for 25 years.
> 60,000 kilograms of carbon-di-oxide emissions reduced every year
> 2000 trees planted
> ZERO electricity bills for 25 years
96 kilowatts of grid-connected solar power
Operational Expenditure (OPEX) model. An external investor put in the money for the system. The schools gets to pay 25% lower electricity tariffs than what they used to pay the utility provider.
The school saves 1.25 lakh rupees yearly, until the end of the power purchase agreement (PPA) with the investor. Post that, the ownership of the system will be transferred to the school.
> 1,50,000 kilograms of carbon-di-oxide emissions reduced every year
> 5000 trees planted
> 25% reduction of electricity bills, with ZERO investment made
The 7th criterion of NAAC focuses on innovation, best practices, and social responsibility. What can give your institution an edge over other in NAAC’s accreditation? Adopting solar power: it is considered a best practice for being environmentally responsible while cutting costs.
Getting an Indian Green Business Council (IGBC) certification will help classify your institution as a green campus: by bringing together a set of sustainable practices and solutions to reduce negative environmental impacts.
Green campuses tend to attract positive publicity which in turn makes the enrollment numbers better.
Schools are at the forefront of influencing entire generations of students, and their families.
Today, adopting solar power is a practical and high impact way of making that influence long lasting.
Charity begins at home. Positive influence begins in educational institutions who go the extra mile.