As a part of its ‘Green Campus’ initiative, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay is installing a 1MWp (1 MW peak PV power) distributed rooftop Solar PV Power Plant on the roofs of its academic buildings. IIT Bombay has National Center for Photovoltaic Research and Education (NCPRE) established as part of Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) to promote research and education in solar PV. Additionally, IIT Bombay is endeavoring towards making its campus green. One of the ways towards it is to install PV power plants in academic area of the campus for partial generation of the required electricity during daytime.
With the solar potential of average 5.32 peak sun hours per day and PV power system efficiency of 78%, the 1MWp Solar PV Power Plant is expected to produce average annual energy of approx. 1.4 million kWh for a period of minimum 20 years. The estimated plant capacity factor is 17%. Mahindra EPC is implementing the project in three phases.