Lucknow University will now be saving around Rs 1 crore in electricity bills after the installation of solar panels on its campus for generating power.
The university has installed solar panels collectively generating 1 megawatt of power in 18 buildings on its campus.
The solar plant will generate 3,900 units of electricity every day and 14.5 lakh units in a year. Lucknow University annually pays an electricity bill of Rs 8 crore but by switching to solar power it will have to pay around Rs 1 crore less.
“The installation of solar panels will not only help us save funds with a lower power bill but will also contribute towards conservation of environment,” said Lucknow Unversity vice-chancellor, SP Singh. “The one-time investment in solar panels would help energy and funds,” said an LU official, preferring anonymity. Read more