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Pondicherry University gets a 2.4 MW solar plant

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The rooftop solar plant, commissioned by Amp Energy India, will supply about 40% of the university’s energy requirement and help offset around 2,900 tons of carbon emissions every year.

Amp Energy India has commissioned a 2.4 MW solar power plant at Pondicherry University. The solar project is spread over 15 buildings, 2 car parks, and two land parcels in the university campus. 

The solar electricity generated by the plant is expected to meet about 40% of the university’s energy requirement and help offset approx. 2,900 tons of CO2 emissions every year. 

The plant was inaugurated by vice-President of India M Venkaiah Naidu recently.

The project has been developed under the 97.5MW rooftop scheme by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). Pondicherry University has signed a 25-year power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amp Energy.

This project is one of the many solar projects developed by Amp Energy India for educational institutions in India. 

“Amp Energy’s solar project for Pondicherry University is one of the leading projects for a central university in India. We believe public universities can play a key role in providing a critical voice by adopting renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions which is a step in the right direction,” Pinaki Bhattacharyya, MD and CEO, Amp Energy India, said.

Amp Energy India has a total RE portfolio of about 1.5GW+ (comprising C&I and utility-scale) spread across 15 states in the country. It has developed large rooftop solar projects for customers including L&T Metro Rail Hyderabad Ltd (7.8MW), Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery (10.5MW), and Skoda Auto Volkswagen India (18.5MW).