Administration
Solar Energy Project at University

 

Report of Impact Analysis of Solar Energy Initiatives:


 Shivaji University has decided move away from fossil fuels and create a 100 percent renewable energy system to become self sufficient.
 To power the campus with 100 percent renewable energy, university has objective to reduce its energy consumption, obtaining its electricity from renewable energy sources particularly Solar Energy and meeting its heating, cooling and other building energy needs with electricity. 
Shivaji University has enough renewable energy potential to power the University load. It is proved that high penetrations of renewable energy are possible using technologies available today at costs that university can afford, indicating that we can move toward an energy system powered by 100 percent renewable energy. University campuses are great places to accelerate the transition to 100 percent renewable energy. 
In view of above, as a first step, Shivaji University has installed 180kW capacity solar power plant on its campus.  i.e. 100 kW solar power plant at roof top of Main Administrative building and 80kW capacity solar power plant at roof top of Chemistry building.  The system was commissioned and put into operation since 1st February 2018 and 8th February 2018 respectively.
 

Photographs of 100kW Solar Power Plant at Main Administrative Building

 

 

 

 

Photographs of 80kW Solar Power Plant at Chemistry department

 

 

 

The system generated report showing solar power generation details for the year 2018 and 2019 is enclosed herewith for the reference.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shivaji University has installed solar water heating systems of capacity 55250 liters at various locations on its campus by using renewable energy resources. The details are as mentioned below:
 

Capacity of Solar Water Heating System Installed at Shivaji University campus

Sl. No.

Area

No. of Collectors and Capacity

Thermosyphon

Forced Circulation

Total Capacity in Liters

1

Ladies Hostel 1 - A Wing (East Side)

20 X 125 Lit

No

Yes

2500

2

Ladies Hostel 1 - B Wing (West Side)

20 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

2500

3

Ladies Hostel 2 - A Wing (East Side)

20 X 125 Lit

No

Yes

2500

4

Ladies Hostel 2 - B Wing (West Side)

20 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

2500

5

Ladies Hostel 3 - A Wing (South side)

40 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

5000

6

Ladies Hostel 3 - B Wing (North side)

40 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

5000

7

Boy's Hostel 1 - A Wing (East Side)

18 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

2250

8

Boy's Hostel 1 - B Wing (West Side)

18 X 125 Lit

No

Yes

2250

9

Boy's Hostel 2

42 X 125 Lit

No

Yes

5250

10

Boy's Hostel 3 - A Wing

40 X 125 Lit

No

Yes

5000

11

Vidarthi Bhavan A Wing (North Side)

12 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

1500

12

Vidarthi Bhavan B Wing (South Side)

12 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

1500

13

Guest House

20 X 125 Lit

No

Yes

2500

14

VVIP Guest House (North side)

16 X 125 Lit

No

Yes

2000

15

VVIP Guest House (South side)

4 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

500

16

Five Bunglow  - A

4 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

500

17

Five Bunglow  - B

4 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

500

18

Five Bunglow  - C

4 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

500

19

Five Bunglow  - D

4 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

500

20

Five Bunglow  - E

4 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

500

21

Technology Boy's Hostel

40 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

5000

22

Technology Ladies Hostel

40 X 125 Lit

Yes

No

5000

 

Total Capacity installed in Litres

55250

 

                             In order to dispose of the wet waste  / biomass garbage generated in the University Campus from canteen and Hostel mess etc., Shivaji University decided and install the waste management system i.e. Bio gas plant system of feeding capacity 100 Kg at Department of Technology and 400 Kg at Vidyarthi  Bhavan Hostel which is under construction. 
                             100 Kg plant was commissioned in the month of May, 2019 and is producing approximately 4Kg per day of bio gas which is being used for cooking application at university hostel mess. Thus Shivaji University has adapted Zero Waste management Policy.
 

100Kg feeding capacity Bio-gas Plant Installed at Department of Technology:

 
 
 

Construction work of 400Kg feeding capacity Bio-gas Plant at Vidyarthi Bhavan Hostel:

 
           
 
 

 

Further, in addition to above 180 kW solar power plant, Shivaji University has taken up installation of solar power plant in its perspective plan for the period 2019 to 2024. Same is as depicted below:

 

Sl. No.

Proposed Year

Capacity of Solar power plant in kW

1

Year 1 [2019 – 20]

50kW Solar power will be generated in addition to existing 180kW power on campus

2

Year 2 [2020 – 21]

50kW Solar power will be generated in addition to existing  power on campus

3

Year 3 [2021 – 22]

50kW Solar power will be generated in addition to existing  power on campus

4

Year 4 [2022 – 23]

100kW Solar power will be generated in addition to existing  power on campus

5

Year 5 [2023 – 24]

100kW Solar power will be generated in addition to existing  power on campus


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