Wednesday, December 14, 2022

500 KVA Rooftop Solar Power System Installed At IIITB To Cater To 40% Of Power Requirements

IIIT Bangalore one of the renowned institutes of India has installed 500 KVA Rooftop Solar Power System at their campus recently.

Inaugurated by Shri S. Gopalakrishnan, Chairman, IIITB Governing body, the solar power system offers 498.43 KWP capacity which is nearly 40% of the power requirement of the institute.  IIITB has installed 393 Solar Panels on Rooftop.

IIIT Bangalore always emphasizes on reducing carbon footprint. Now IIITB has upgraded their infrastructure, to tap green energy rather than going conventional ways by installing this solar power.

Speaking about the installation of the solar power system at IIIT Bangalore, Mr. Jagadish P Patil, Chief Administration officer, IIIT Bangalore said, "Our power requirement has shot up to 22% as there is an increase in student strength and the upgradation of infrastructure. A 1000 seater capacity auditorium and new labs are operational. With this new solar power system, we can reduce 40% on the overall power bill. We have a net metering system in this new solar power system."

Prof. Debabrata Das, Director, IIIT Bangalore said, “The campus of IIIT Bangalore has vast green spaces, a blend of modern and natural infrastructure, perfectly embodying the Institute’s focus on a symbiotic relationship of cutting edge technological research and education grounded in Indian ethos and value systems. The campus has everything that an academic community would want: state-of-the-art infrastructure, facilities that are an invitation to stay physically fit and opportunities to get outside and change the world. In keeping with this ethos, we have installed 500 KVA solar power system.”

Student strength has increased by 25 % between 2017 & 2022. The average power consumption per day has increased by 21.88 % between 2017 & 2022 (from 3,680 units to 4,711 units per day) (One Power unit is 1 Kilo Watt Hour). Power Consumption per student per day is declined by 6.37 %, (from 4.08 units per day per student to 3.82 units per day per student.)

About IIIT Bangalore

IIIT Bangalore is a premier institute focused on Post-Graduate IT education and research, located in the heart of Electronic City, Bangalore. IIIT Bangalore is graded A+ by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and remains top 70 in the National Institutional Ranking Framework for the last four years. The institute was ranked number 1 among India's Best Technical Universities (Private) by India Today. IIIT Bangalore contains state-of-the-art infrastructure, world-class faculty, a vibrant alumni community, cutting-edge research facilities, and close industry collaborations. 

The institute’s specially designed courses make the students cognitive of the current technologies, experiential learning and practices, thereby equipping them with the tools and knowledge to solve contemporary real problems. Since the founding of the Institute in 1998, IIIT Bangalore has enjoyed 100% placement every year on account of the strong support of the industry and the growing base of talented alumni.

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