Due to change in environment and to cater to these changes,
many private educational institutions in Gurgaon are installing solar
generation plants. This will tackle the rising charges in Haryana. Some of
these institutes are- Scottish High International School, NorthCap University,
Suncity World School, Pathways World School and Open Sky School.
This move would ensure a greener energy source with
reduction in Gurgaon's air pollution which had seen a steep rise in November-
December (PM 2.5 levels). A pollution level of 83.65 micrograms per cubic meter
(mgpcm) was recorded in November, while the level shot up to 106.75 mgpcm by
December first-half as per Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB).
In Gurgaon the struggle for power is worse as to maintain
demand and supply, there are long and frequent power cuts. In summers, the
situation is worsened when residents use diesel generators.
To mitigate this situation, a 77kw solar plant, producing
8,500 units of electricity per month, has been installed at the Suncity World
School in Sector 54. Rupa Chakravarty, a school principal stated that
educational institutions do not demand much power but use of computers,
laboratories and public address systems used by them are demanding more power.
Scottish High International School in Sector 57 is planning
to completely shift to solar energy. Currently, its outdoor lights are powered
with solar energy.
Not only private schools but government ones are also
following the same path as two government schools in Gurgaon's Aklimpur and
Bass villages have also got two 5kw solar generation units installed.
The NorthCap University in Sector 23A stands out due to its
150 kw solar power system. Col Bikram Mohanty (registrar of the university)
said that university has taken steps towards water harvesting along with the
installation of latest energy conversation equipments. Not only this, they are
educating students to use renewable sources of energy.