Solar – not black coal – is beginning to power classrooms, dormitories and canteens of multitudes of educational institutions across the country. Solar power is heating water, helping run laboratories, shining auditoriums, cooling down canteens, assisting in administrative work and illuminating street lights on school grounds. Due to surging electricity bills and the desire to protect the environment, more and more educational institutions are turning to solar to meet their daily energy needs.
“Educational institutions in India are a huge market for solar. Most of the schools and colleges are already very knowledgeable about the benefits of going solar. It is a matter of figuring out the logistics and financing to make installations happen,” said Raj Prabhu, CEO of Mercom Capital Group.
“Living in a sustainable manner and integrating environmental education into the learning process helps our students understand how their decisions and actions affect the environment and enables them to make informed decisions as managers of the future. Read More