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BVRIT embraces solar energy

According to reports, Padmasri Dr B V Raju Institute of Technology (BVRIT would be harnessing solar power to the tune of over 100kWp solar power from this month onwards with the installation of rooftop solar photovoltaic plant on their buildings.

Beauty of the project is not just saving precious energy and money but also the involvement of students. Few students of BVRIT were involved right through the installation and commissioning phase of the project and gained hands on experience in putting together the different modules of the rooftop solar power plant.

The plant consists of a total 400 PV modules each of 250Wp installed at rooftop of Aryabatta Block and it is set up at a cost of Rs. 1.39 crores. The college would be saving nearly Rs. Three lakhs per month on power bills.

K.V. Vishnu Raju, Chairman, Sri Vishnu Educational Society said that the purpose was to bring the green technology into the campus and also to overcome the energy crisis. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Government of India provided a subsidy of 30 per cent. N. Ramchander, the Project Coordinator at BVRIT said that the plant will generate more than 1.5 lakh units every year. Average monthly power generated is approximately 12600 KWH.

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