Solan: Underlining its commitment to drive the adoption of renewable energy systems and increase production capacity, Ultimate Sun Systems, an MNRE Channel Partner company and a pioneer in the field of renewable energy solutions, has installed and commissioned a 300 kW grid-tied rooftop Solar PV system at the MM Medical College and Hospital in Solan.
The installation is expected to generate 369,000 kWh of electricity every year and significantly bring down the institute's carbon footprint.
The 1,131 solar panels and seven inverters installed by Ultimate Sun Systems at the hospital will lead to a reduction in carbon emissions by around 7,565 tons and unlock significant savings on electricity bills.
The estimated cost of the project is Rs 1.44 crore, of which Rs 1.068 crore has been sanctioned as a subsidy from Himachal Pradesh Government Energy Development Agency.
"It is indeed heartening that a major hospital such as MM Medical College is cutting down its dependence on conventional resources by opting for renewable energy. The rooftop solar PV plant installed at the hospital will be equivalent to planting more than 12,000 teak trees and will significantly reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere. We appreciate the management's effort to have a solar power generation unit and use the roof space to the fullest extent to produce energy in an efficient manner," said managing director, Ultimate Sun Systems, B.S. Yadav.
"As a hospital, we constantly require large amounts of electricity to power medical equipment all over the campus. Most of this energy requirement was previously met through diesel generators. Switching to clean solar power will not only be cost-effective but will also help us make a positive contribution towards saving the environment. We are thankful for the complete end-to-end solutions offered by Ultimate Sun Systems, which have allowed us to make use of its eco-friendly technology and reduce our carbon footprint," said chairman, MMU, Tarsem Garg.
This is the company's first project in Himachal Pradesh, where through HIMURJA, educational institutions can avail a subsidy of up to 70 percent of the project cost for solar installations.
Ultimate Sun Systems, with its technical prowess and project expertise, aims to establish a strong foothold across India by 2020.
The company plans to further expand to other Asian and African markets by offering environment-friendly, energy-efficient, and cost-effective solutions that provide a quick return on investment.