NES Ratnam College at Bhandup goes green..! The institute having set several benchmarks in redefining standards today inaugurated the phase I of its Rooftop Solar Power Project. This eco-friendly measure taken up by the college to use alternate energy serves the objective of not only saving electricity but also taking a step towards adopting sustainable solutions. On 11th, July 2017, the first phase of the project was inaugurated by Dr. Kirit Somaiya, Member of Parliament of North East Constituency in the presence of Dr. R. Varadarajan, President, NES SVB Group and Dr. Balasubramanian V, Director, Ms. Sakshi Dalvi, Corporater of S Ward and Mr. Neil Somaiya, Guest of Honour, Councilor MCGM. The project is executed with support of Central Electronic Limited (CEL) in collaboration with International Marketing Corporation Mumbai.
This makes the college the first educational institute in the central suburbs to have set up the solar power project. Set up at a cost of Rs. 7.10lakh, the 10kilowatt power (kWp) solar power system with 34 panels (300Wp each) will produce 14,600 units (kWh) of electricity in a year and 40 units (kWh) daily. The college after switching to solar energy will save minimum 20- 25% of energy costs. The first phase of the solar power project will be powering the classrooms, laboratories, AV Section etc. Dr. R Varadarajan, Founder President, NES SVB Group shares, "NES is the first one to inaugurate the solar project at Ratnam College in central suburbs as per the government directive. This is a lifelong initiative, and the entire complex will be benefitted eventually. We are keen to deploy the same at our Dombivali Complex in our private capacity owing to frequent power cut-offs in the region".
MP Dr. Kirit Somaiya, shares, "India has now realized the use of sun god and I urge masses to make the best use of this energy. We have targeted 25 colleges through MP fund from North East of Mumbai. This year we selected 10 colleges and out of which 6 of them qualified and Ratnam College is the first one to implement this benchmark project."
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