Dr MCRHRD Institute has completed installation of Phase-I of solar power system of 500 Kwp on the roof-top of the buildings Administrative Block, Godavari Block, Muchukunda Block and Tungabhadra Block located on the campus. The cost of the Phase-I was Rs 219 lakh, out of which approximately Rs 50 lakh will be reimbursed as Central subsidy. The electricity generated from Phase-I will contribute to a saving of about Rs 6 lakh per month in the institute’s electricity bill.
The Phase-II of roof-top solar power system of a capacity of 500 Kwp will cover Krishna Hostel, Arjuna Arcade and Centre for Good Governance. On the completion of the phase II, the total saving in the Institute’s electricity bill would be a whopping over Rs 12 lakh per month. Unlike the conventional ways of generating electricity which pollute environment, the solar power is clean, non-polluting and sustainable. “The installation of the solar power system at the Institute is one of the largest initiatives on public buildings in the State, which will result not only in reducing the overall cost of energy but also in contributing to a greener environment”, said B P Acharya, Special Chief Secretary to Government & DG of the Institute. Read more