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Leading Bangalore school goes the solar route in a big way 5th June, 2015

Vagdevi Vilas SchoolandTata Power solar partner to set-up100kWrooftop solar project

Vagdevi Vilas School, one of Bangalore’s premier educational institutions,today announced the successful completion of a100kW rooftop solar plant in theirschool campus. Locatedin Marathalli, Bangalore, the plant was inaugurated by Shri. Y. B. Ramakrishna, Executive Chairman, Karnataka State Bio-Fuel Development Board, as part of the institution’s World Environment Day celebration. The school has partnered withTata Power Solar, India’s largest specialized solar EPCplayer,for the implementation ofthis project.

Speaking on the project, Shri. K. Harish, Chairman, Vagdevi Vilas School said “We areproud to be a pro-Green institution,by setting up one of the largest rooftop projects for a school in India. This project will help ourschool completely meet itsenergyrequirements, in a clean and green manner. We are glad to have partnered with Tata Power Solar for our first renewable energy project.”

Constructed over a single rooftop, the power generated by these solar panels will be enough to fulfil the school’s entire needs by 100%. This plantwill be able to generateupto 1.6 lakhs kWhenergy annually, and reducethe carbon footprint by almost 125 tonnesper year. The plantalso comeswith a grid type invertor, contributing towards better efficiency of the panels.

“We, at Tata Power Solar, are proud to be associated with a revolutionary educational intuition to help them harness their power requirements through solar energy. Solarizing India will require the combined effort of the community and such initiatives by educational institutions set the right example for everyone to follow.It will also help bring inconsciousness among school students` on green energy and they will act as our brand ambassadors in harnessing solar power for the country’s development.” said Ashish Khanna, ED & CEO, Tata Power Solar.

To help monitor the performance of the plant installed at the school, a remote monitoring system has been installed to ensure minimum disruption of power.

About Vagdevi Vilas Institution:

VagdeviVilas Institutions, Bangalore, one of the pioneers in the field of education under the leadership of its Chairman Sri K Harish have taken a major leap in Conservation and Management of energy resources by installing a 100KWp roof top solar power system inits Marathahalli Campus.

The School with its picturesque campus is already credited with a Biogas plant, Paper recycling unit, Vermicompost unit, Science Tech park, Mineral house, wind mills and a Rain water harvesting with a storage unit with a capacityof 2 lakh litres.

Through this initiative the school intents to revolutionize and capitalize the young minds towards the importance of effective energy consumption for better and safer tomorrow.

About Tata Power Solar:

Tata Power Solar, with 25 years of deep domain expertise, is one of the pioneering solar manufacturers in the world and India’s largest specialised EPC player. Founded in 1989, the company was originally formed as a joint venture between Tata Power and British Petroleum Solar (BP Solar). As a pioneer and market leader in the solar space, headquartered in Bangalore, Tata Power Solar now operates independently as a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power. They have a strong national presence with 8 regional offices, 40 authorized service centres plus a network of more than 1000 channel partners nationwide.

As one of the largest solar manufacturers in India, Tata Power Solar operates world-class manufacturing unit in Bangalore, with a production capacity of 200 MW of modules and 180 MW of cells. It has completed more than 175 MW of ground-mount utility scale and 43 MW of rooftop and distributed generation projects across the country till date. It also offers a diverse line of solar solutions for both urban and rural markets –these include rooftop solutions, solar pumps, power packs and lighting systems among others. Tata Power Solar is committed to enabling solar everywhere and aims to provide energy access to millions of people across the country via its integrated solar solutions. For more information visit: