Renewable energy provider raises awareness among the student community about the many advantages of clean power
Gamesa, leading renewable energy provider in the country, has now endorsed its commitment towards renewable energy by adding an educational institution to its portfolio of clients.
The Lawrence School, Lovedale in Ooty in Collaboration with Jay Jay Mills, Tirupur will now an array of 30 kW rooftop solar facility designed and installed by Gamesa. The low carbon building program enables individual buildings to generate their own power.
Taking renewable energy beyond corporates, this initiative will sensitize students about the need for renewable energy options and how the school community can be part of innovative solutions that can be devised to tackle our climate challenges, the company said in a statement.
Typically featuring large flat open terraces, educational institutions are often ideal candidates for rooftop solar installations. Not only do these buildings offer the potential to leverage solar power to the fullest, they also provide an opportunity to tutor students in a practical manner the many advantages of engaging and implementing renewable energy technologies.
"The last few years have been particularly exciting for the renewable energy sector and we have witnessed increased participation from all stakeholders, private and public, to develop this sector. This project will help us engage with young, enthusiastic citizens of tomorrow and demonstrate to them in a practical manner how renewable energy will play a vital role in shaping a better and sustainable future," said K.V. Sajay, Executive Vice President, Solar Business Unit, Gamesa India.
Commenting on the project, Sangita Chima, headmistress of The Lawrence School, Ooty said, "It is indeed an exciting win-win partnership for us. This project helps us conserve electricity in addition to fuel bill savings made by using electricity generated on-site. At Lovedale, our students are learning and seeking real world solutions by actually understanding how solar energy is captured to generate electricity."
Drawing its expertise from wind, Gamesa India entered into Solar business in 2015 offering a wide spectrum of Solar Energy Solutions spanning across Utility Scale Solar Projects, Distributed Generation Based Solar EPC, Micro Grids – Rural Electrification and Solar Asset Management backed by its robust MW scale central inverters. Gamesa India has commissioned about 67MW of solar power projects in India.