A detailed project report (DPR) for establishing a solar-powered Silver Jubilee Complex at the Pondicherry University was presented on March 6. The proposal aims at producing nearly 1,420 megawatt hours power per year to meet 50 per cent requirements of the complex.
Dwipen Boruah, Managing Director, GSES India Sustainable Energy, New Delhi, presented the DPR and a draft master-plan during the stakeholder’s meeting. The proposal aims at producing 940 megawatt of power using solar panels on the campus and 379 megawatt using wind turbines.
Further, Boruah proposed collecting 85 lakh litres of water every year through rain water harvesting. Boruah said that solar panels, wind turbines and related machinery would be installed within three years. Pondicherry University authorities would discuss the proposal and masterplan before making a final report, and then approach the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) for funds.