CleanMax Solar has installed a 1.11 MWp solar power plant for Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow. One of the top rated medical institutes of the country, SGPGI will source around 5-10% of their power requirement through solar energy. The solar project was inaugurated by Minister of Technical and Medical Education, Government of Uttar Pradesh, Ashutosh Tondon.
The installation is expected to generate 15,29,000 kWh per annum and will abate up to 1440 tonnes of carbon dioxide every year, equivalent to planting 33,855 full grown trees. 312 kWp of the total project capacity is a ground-mount installation, as SGPGI has gone a step ahead in utilizing their waste disposal ground for constructing this project.
This project was part of the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI)’s 500MW programme to harness the rooftops of government buildings for generating solar power. Under the program, CleanMax Solar was awarded 19.5 MW of capacity across 6 states, of which 4.5 MW was in Uttar Pradesh (UP). The project is based on the ‘RESCO’ or ‘OPEX’ model which is investment-free, risk-free and hassle-free, and will provide solar electricity at tariffs 50% cheaper than the prevailing grid electricity tariffs.
Andrew Hines, Co-Founder, CleanMax Solar said, “With education institutes like SGPGI adopting solar and making considerable savings on their electricity bills, we hope more institutes in Lucknow will follow suit. CleanMax has installed more than 45 solar plants across India for educational institutions like IIT (BHU), Manipal Education and Medical Group, National Institute of Technology Karnataka (NITK), Pune University, Aligarh Muslim University and many others.”
CleanMax Solar has also successfully installed rooftop solar plants for institutes in Lucknow like Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Central Institute of Subtropical Horticulture, Integral University, NABARD-NBSC, etc among others. To date, CleanMax Solar has commissioned more than 350 projects for over 130 prestigious clients in India, with a combined operational capacity of 500 MWp. This includes on-site solar capacity of 170 MWp and 330 MWp of grid-connected private solar farms for its corporate consumers.