Solar Tourism: Why Foreigners are Visiting this 1MW Solar Project in India

It seems like solar revolution is spreading across the whole world. What is even more heartening is to see the involvement of today’s youth in environmental protection.

The Indian government has also taken a very strong stance towards promoting renewable energy. The ambitious solar target is a testament to it. Through various programmes the Indian government is trying promote renewable energy and the TERI-ITEC programme is one such venture.

What is TERI-ITEC programme?

TERI, a non-profit organisation and ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation) funded by Government of India organised a programme from 15th Feb. to 4th March 2016 at Gaul Pahari, Faridabad.

The three week long programme offers 8 different courses one of which is Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency. The course was attended by 30 participants from developing countries.

What is the aim of this programme?

The TERI-ITEC programme aims to develop an understanding of the existing and emerging renewable energy technologies, and energy conservation, and efficiency improving techniques.

As a result of this programme there is now a visible and growing awareness among other countries about the competence of India as a provider of technical know-how and expertise.

It is a step towards generating goodwill and substantive cooperation among developing countries.

Participants Visit 1 MW solar plant at PEC, Chandigarh

Since the course lectures are complemented by study tours the participants visited the solar power plant at Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh.

Su-kam has installed and commissioned the 1MW solar grid-tie roof top power plant on 16 buildings of Punjab Engineering College in Chandigarh.

The System comprises of

The system generates over 13 lakh units of electricity per year thereby helping PEC to save lakhs of rupees on electricity consumption annually!

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