Bharata Mata College in Kochi is all set to be the first fully solar-powered educational institution in the country. The official announcement would be made on Monday by Archbishop Antony Kariyil at a function to be held in the college.
The college has constructed a solar farm that can generate up to 1.40 lakh units of electricity a year.
“For the past 3 years, we are in an attempt to convert our college to a green campus. We had also conducted an energy audit last year. It is as a part of this initiative that we decided to go fully-solar,” Fr. Jacob Palackappilly, the manager of college responded to The Woke Journal.
The campus has a total of 248 solar panels that are placed over the main college building. These together would produce 80 kW of power.
“We require only 200 units while our daily generation is 400 units of electricity. The remaining of which is now being sold to KSEB,” he added.
The college whose annual electricity charges comes around Rs 10 Lakhs has now spent around Rs 45 Lakhs for the installation of the project.