Solar energy plant to power IIT-Kanpur

While, the 50 KW power plant was meant for research work and had been set up on experimentation basis, the 1,750 KW power plant will be fully used for meeting the power needs of the premier IIT-Kanpur. Prof RS Anand, Principal Research Engineer, Department of Electrical Engineering of IIT-K, informed that roof-top solar power plant of capacity 1750 KW (1.75 megawatt) will be installed here in the institute. “Initially, we are in the process of setting up 350 KW solar power plant. This will take six months from now after which the 1,400 KW capacity plant will be installed. The 50 KW plant is already functional. It is giving 250 units of power each day which is supplied to the grid but this much of power is too less for an institute like IIT-K, therefore, larger capacity power plant will serve the purpose to a broader extent,” said Prof Anand of IIT-Kanpur.

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