Mumbai, December 11, 2018: MYSUN, an online rooftop solar platform, has opened a grid-connected rooftop solar plant at St Xavier’s School in Mumbai. It was inaugurated by Adi Godrej, Chairman of the Godrej Group and Nadir Godrej, Managing Director of Godrej Industries, both being illustrious alumni of the school.
The rooftop solar system is a part of the larger go green initiative taken by the institute as it celebrates its 150th year anniversary. Made up of high-efficiency 350Wp solar panels using the latest half-cut cell technology, the solar system sits on the roof of the school’s iconic building, helping the school save close to Rs 7 lakh every year on their electricity bill. The solar solution is akin to planting 850 trees. Moreover, on the weekends and school holidays, the solar energy generated would be exported back to the grid through net-metering so as to maximise the benefits of solar for the school. The initiative has been hailed by academicians, students and other stakeholders as a welcome move, considering solar energy is the most feasible way to ensure a clean and green environment.
Commenting on the initiative, Gagan Vermani, Founder and CEO, MYSUN said, “I would like to extend my sincerest congratulations to St. Xavier’s High School on going the solar way. This will help the school to address the problems of sustainability while simultaneously saving substantially on power consumption. The prestigious academic institution has set a great example for its students by installing the solar-powered system.”
FR (DR) Francis Swamy SJ, Manager and CEO, St. Xavier’s High School, commented, “We believe in change and to commemorate St. Xavier’s High School’s 150th anniversary, the school management decided to undertake this initiative to bring a significant change to the institution.” He believes adopting solar energy will certainly help the school achieve greater economic sustainability by reducing their consumption of and dependence on state supplied electricity.
Sharmila Sunny, Principal, St. Xavier’s High School, expressed, “This is a remarkable achievement for all of us at St. Xavier’s High School, and I hope more schools follow the new age trend and go solar. Not just saving, the solar system will be an inspiration to our students and teachers who read and study about solar systems as a part of their curriculum. They will be able to see the system up close and we are sure will be the best ambassadors of the go green movement.”
As India’s largest online rooftop solar platform, MYSUN has been leading the charge in helping industrial, commercial, institutional and residential customers go solar.
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