Reduce the per-capita carbon footprint of the campus by 40% in 2030.
To explore opportunities to reduce Emissions and improve Energy Efficiency across the Campus.
KCT has installed 250 kW Solar Power Station as a green energy initiative. Initially 50kW solar power station was installed on B-Block roof top (5000 Sq feet) and is operational since October 15th, 2016. Adding to it another 200 kW Solar Power station has been Installed on C and E blocks (20,000 Sq.feet) on 5th July 2018 and is in operation. The total Investment cost accounts to 1.5 Crore. The MNRE/TEDA grant of Rs.45 Lakhs is received by EEE department, KCT. The principal Investigator for the above project is Dr. C. Udhaya Shankar ASP / EEE/ KCT.
The inverter in solar power station uses the advanced SVPWM(Space Vector Pulse Width Modulation) technique with MLI(Multi level Inverter) based configuration, which produces harmonic free power generation meeting the IEEE standards requirements. It also incorporates SCADA(Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition System) and IOT(Internet of Things) based online monitoring system which can monitor daily power generation data through online and Mobile APP.
The 250 KW Solar Power Station uses Poly crystalline based Photo Voltaic panels of 25,500 sq.ft. area installed with 763 panels (on B,C, E Blocks)with GRID connectivity which can produce 34,875 units per month on an average. Cost saving in electricity bill of Approx. Rs. 2,79,000/- per month.
This project will result in KCT EB bill savings of Rs. 35 Lakhs per annum with a payback period of 4 years.