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XLRI goes green with solar power, sets up solar plant to meet energy requirement


Jamshedpur, May 22 : XLRI (Xavier School of Management), the oldest and one of the premier management schools has adopted rooftop solar power in association with CleanMax Solar.

CleanMax has installed a solar plant of 326 kWp which will meet 14% of the school’s power requirement. The installation is expected to generate 453,140 kWh per annum and will abate up to 3260 tons of carbon dioxide every year.

Based on the ‘pay as you go’ or commonly known as ‘OPEX’ model, CleanMax Solar has provided solar power to XLRI at a tariff, cheaper than the grid tariff, thereby ensuring savings of over Rs 10.3 lakh per annum.

Sharing his thoughts on the recent association, Gajanan Nabar, CEO, CleanMax Solar, said, “We are proud to be partnering with an esteemed institution like XLRI in its journey to achieve its sustainability goals. Through this association, we have helped over 30 educational institutes of India reduce their carbon footprint and electricity costs. We plan to equip other educational institutes across the country to help them achieve their sustainability goals.”

He further added, “Our institutional clients include, IIT BHU, Manipal Education and Medical Group, National Institute of Technology, Surathkal (NITK), Pune University, Aligarh Muslim University among others. Educational institutes going solar and reducing their reliance on traditional power, is a major step towards the Government’s renewable vision.”

Fr. Nelson D’Silva, faculty member XLRI who is actively involved in XLRI’s green initiatives, commented, “Adopting rooftop solar energy is a socially responsible step and ensures financial benefits which can be passed on to the development of the institute. We are extremely happy to be associated with CleanMax Solar to implement solar rooftop project at our campus. We have tried to use the maximum available space to lay solar panels on the rooftops. Besides achieving our sustainability goals, as an educational institute, we also hope to create awareness about renewable energy among our students and hundreds of visitors.”

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