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Central University of Rajasthan gets eco savvy, fulfills 60% requirements by generating Solar Energy

by RajasthanDirect
Dec 03, 2012

Rajasthan has abundant sunshine but is far away to set an example in using solar energy to meet most of its requirements.
One of its kind of initiative step is taken by the Central University of Rajasthan and has shown the way by meeting 60% of its energy needs through solar energy.

The university is the first in the state and among the eight central universities formed by the HRD ministry to have successfully channelized solar energy to meet daily requirements.

Out of 600 kilowatt electricity (November) consumption by its four buildings, it generates 420 KW by solar panels.
The energy is used to heat around 80,000 litres of water and light up 62 electric poles in the campus.

Now the university is planning to install four solar units of 30 KW each and one of 1 megawatt in the next six months to become the first university in the country to run 100% on a renewable source of energy.

Till now Rs 3 crore has been sanctioned by the management for the project.

The university lies in the tropical region and receives enough sunlight to meet 100% energy requirements for eight months barring months of monsoon and winter.

Fans, tube lights, computers and other equipments below 9 KW can be operated by solar energy. Once the upcoming projects will see the light of the day, the university will join the league of world’s few academic places promoting sustainable development.

src: timesofindia.indiatimes.com

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