Indian school to achieve energy independence




November 12, 2015


2:47 pm


meeco supports education with solar energy storage solutions


For years, the Shiv Public School in Gurgaon has been severely affected by the electricity crisis, attributed to absence of reliable grid power in the semi-urban and rural parts of the country. Willing to circumvent the area’s erratic and unreliable power supply, the Indian school, which was up to now completely running on diesel generated power, decided to switch to Solar Energy as per a presentation of the economic benefits by the Swiss-based clean energy provider The meeco Group, who is an empaneled Channel Partner of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy in India.


A 13.4 kWp PV installation combined with a solar energy management system called sun2safe – designed and produced by The meeco Group – has recently been installed at the school, which is now able to save up to 6,850 litres of Diesel per year and avoid 13.4 tons of CO2 emissions annually. This solar initiative enables the educational facility to tackle rising electricity bills by reaching a new level of autarky through energy self-sufficiency and independence from the national grid.

The sun2safe is an all-in-one converter/inverter central energy management system enabling a better insight into power production and use, leading to a better management of produced energy and savings. This solar system is a real environment friendly energy conversion/storage/management solution.

quote We are faced with an unreliable grid and have been dependent on generating power from diesel generators to run the school for the past several years”, explains K. N. Gupta, Director of the Shiv Public School in Gurgaon. “The meeco Group supported us in achieving the goal of independence from diesel and replaced this air and noise polluting energy source with clean and green power from the sun. We are shaping young minds for tomorrow and we believe that we have set the right example by installing the solar power plant. The installation is taking care of the complete needs of our school including lighting, fans, water coolers and computers. meeco completed the project in just a few weeks with high quality and achieved this presentable and revolutionary result for us.”

K. N. Gupta, Director of the Shiv Public School in Gurgaon.

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By providing schools with access to clean energy, meeco encourages next generations to learn more about environmental conservation and to assimilate the value of sustainability, in order to make these young people become environmental guardians.


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Indian school students in their classroom.


quote We are committed to the re-engineering of our world towards zero carbon emission and promote the use of solar energy as a means to that end. It is especially pleasing when we can show visible results and when we are able to achieve this objective with school and educational institutions, since these places invest into the skills of people and will shape their future”, declares Tarun Munjal, Managing Director of meeco India (Pvt) Ltd. “We have now started this process of transformation in various schools across the National Capital Region (NCR) in India and are experiencing a very positive engagement from our customers by contributing our mission. The results we are able to achieve with our sun2safe technology are clearly market defining since they safe costs and safe the environment.”

Tarun Munjal, Managing Director of meeco India (Pvt) Ltd.


School children at the educational establishment.


Already since 2010, the Swiss-based clean energy provider, The meeco Group, espouses a sustainable power supply by responding to the burgeoning energy demand challenges in India. Since then, more than 60 MWp of photovoltaic projects have been completed and a remarkable progress could be recognised. Concurrently, meeco’s expansion, through its subsidiary, meeco India Pvt. Ltd., is actively contributing to the development of the whole country and pushes forward global sustainability.


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