School of Planning & Architecture (SPA), Vijayawada, has recently inaugurated a rooftop project developed by Amp Energy India. The 120kW solar rooftop plant has been developed under the rooftop scheme by Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) for government entities. SPA and Amp Energy India have signed a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) under this scheme for procurement of solar power for 25 years.
This solar plant will generate about 1.68 lakh units per year, cater to around 50% of the school’s energy consumption and save 18 to 20% on their electricity bill every year. By now Amp Energy has a total portfolio of about 1.5 GW+ spread across 15 states in the country.
This project is one of the several solar projects developed by Amp Energy India for educational institutions in India. Amp India has already commissioned solar projects for Pondicherry University, National Law University (Bhopal) and Atal Bihari Vajpayee Indian Institute of Information Technology and Management, Gwalior among others.
Commenting on their philosophy, Pinaki Bhattacharyya, MD and CEO, Amp Energy India, said, “We believe solar power should be a part of most of real estate development projects across India. Partnering with educational institutions provide the right platform to demonstrate the upcoming generation about the benefits of renewables. India is at an inflection point in transitioning to renewables and this sector can play a key role in providing a key voice by adopting renewable energy for economic and environmental benefits.”