SmartCity Kochi has commissioned a 564-kWp rooftop solar power plant, it was inaugurated by Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) Chairman Preman Dinaraj.
The newly installed solar power plant which is also one of the largest among the IT parks in Kerala can generate around 8.20 lakh units of electricity annually.
The commissioned solar power plant is said to help in reducing 670 tonnes of carbon emission every year.
The solar firms have built the SmartCity plant under the OPEX model where the supplier invests, operates and maintains it.
Manoj Nair, CEO, SmartCity Kochi said. “We ensure that all our co-developers implement their plans of achieving at least 4.5 per cent of their total power consumption from renewable energy sources. This initiative will enable us reduce the carbon footprint equivalent of 480 small cars a year.”
Out of the total 564-kWp capacity, 475-kWp capacity is installed on the RCC roof and 89-kWp on the vehicle-parking structure. A complete IoT-based energy management system has been installed for better operation and maintenance of the plant.