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SmartCity Kochi is the first Asian destination of the SmartCity global network of business townships. Creating a network of opportunities, SmartCity Kochi will be home to knowledge-based businesses that aims to serve their global clientele from the Indian Subcontinent in natural serene environment.

SmartCity Kochi will adhere to international sustainability standards that protect the environment and provide its inhabitants with comfortable, healthy and productive spaces for work and leisure.

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SmartCity Kochi commissions 564-kWp rooftop solar power plant

SmartCity Kochi commissions 564-kWp rooftop solar power plant.

SmartCity Kochi commissioned today a 564-kWp rooftop solar power plant that can generate on an average 8,20,000 units of electricity annually, making it one of the largest among the IT parks in Kerala.

Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission Chairman Preman Dinaraj inaugurates a 564-kWp rooftop solar power plant at SmartCity Kochi on November 29, Friday. Also seen are SmartCity Kochi CEO Manoj Nair, former project director K Kurian and Sunshot Technologies CCEO Rahul Dasari.

KOCHI, Nov 29 : SmartCity Kochi commissioned today a 564-kWp rooftop solar power plant that can generate on an average 8,20,000 units of electricity annually, making it one of the largest among the IT parks in Kerala.

The plant, which will help reduce 670 tonnes of carbon emission every year, was inaugurated by Kerala State Electricity Regulatory Commission (KSERC) Chairman Mr Preman Dinaraj. Present on the occasion were SmartCity Kochi CEO Mr Manoj Nair, Sunshot Technologies CEO Mr Rahul Dasari and senior representatives of IT firms and Co-developers who are developing their projects inside the IT Township.

Built by Berkeley Energy, the green solution’s installation has been designed, engineered and commissioned by Sunshot Technologies. Berkeley, which delivers clean energy projects in emerging markets globally, has built the SmartCity plant under the OPEX model where the supplier invests, operates and maintains it.

The KSERC chairman hailed SmartCity Kochi for implementing the solar power project

under the BOT model. “Power distribution licensees are also supposed to manage their power needs from non-conventional sources. SmartCity Kochi, based on their current

consumption, has more than met the renewable power obligation as per central government standards,” he pointed out.

Environmental responsibility and green initiatives have been SmartCity’s priority and the plant will contribute to the renewable power obligation, Mr Nair 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,” he pointed out.

SmartCity Kochi gets a 564-kWp solar power plant on the rooftop of its main complex on November 29, Friday, making it one of the largest among the IT parks in Kerala.

Environmental responsibility and green initiatives have been SmartCity’s priority and the plant will contribute to the renewable power obligation, Mr Nair 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,” he pointed out.

Mr Dasari noted that rooftop solar power plants are commercially viable for those switching to clean energy and is of immense contribution to environment. “The plant structure is light-weight, leak-proof and corrosion-free besides being capable of withstanding high wind conditions. It is also efficient in rainy seasons and low-light conditions,” he added.

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 developed by Sunshot has also been installed for better operation and maintenance of the plant. The plant is also equipped with state-of-the-art sensors such as module temperature sensor, ambient temperature sensor, pyranometer and lightning arrester.

SmartCity Kochi, is being developed as a knowledge based information technology township that is spread over 246 acres, and is a joint venture company formed by the Kerala government and Dubai Holding.

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