India will complete 400 megawatts of solar power connected to the grid this fiscal year, two-thirds less than previously forecast by state and central governments.India has so far built 180 megawatts during the year ending March 31, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy said today. In addition, the central government’s Solar Mission had a forecast of 302 megawatts, according to a list of plans from the ministry. India’s renewable energy capacity has grown 20 percent in 2011 to 22,447 megawatts, according to the statement.
Su-Kam executes Solar Project at the Gates Institute of Technology, Gooty, Andhra Pradesh
In this context, one of its most significant solar projects has been enabled by Su-Kam for an entire educational institution, the Gates Institute of Technology, an engineering college for 1400 students, to free itself from dependence on the electricity grid.This institute is located at Gooty is a small town 300 km. south of Hyderabad, where the grid supply is very poor.
The Su-Kam team got into action and installed a 100 KW bidirectional rooftop solar power plant. The design, engineering and installation were all done in-house. From March 2011, when the solar power plant was commissioned, the Gates Institute has been running solely on solar power, with zero dependence on the electric grid. The positive impact on the environment is enormous.