From producing the best minds in the country to the cutting-edge researches, IIT KGP has done it all. Now the Institute is on a new mission mode, to become self reliant in power generation. Institute has initiated the process of setting up 1 MW solar plant on different rooftops of academic buildings and hostels with 30% Government subsidy.
More than 100 kW Grid connected solar PV plant projects are already operating for more than a year and additional 150 kW Grid connected solar PV plant projects are expected to be commissioned by July 2016. Another 250 kW Grid connected solar PV plant project is expected to be installed under a research project very soon.
Under an Indo-UK joint research project, a hybrid microgrid (of AC and DC buses) is being installed in Sir J C Bose Laboratory complex using 40 kW rooftop mounted Grid connected solar PV plant, 10 kW Fuel cell system, 25 kW wind emulator system, 25 kVA DG with Battery and supercapacitor storage system. This will provide microgrid test facility for testing of various AC-DC interface devices and control algorithms on real time simulator.