Solar Plant - NIT

National Institute of Technology,

The Largest Solar Plant For A Government Academic Institute In Karnataka


NIT Karnataka, the half-century old premier educational institution, has always been keen to promote sustainable practices in their efforts to build a green legacy. Carrying on the initiative, the institution inked an agreement with CleanMax, India’s #1 rooftop solar developer, to set up a 1 MW plant on 11 academic, administrative and hostel buildings to cater to 15% of the power requirement at their campus.

The solar plant is an initiative of the Ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy to implement green technologies on NIT and IIT campuses.

As per the agreement, CleanMax has successfully commissioned the plant under a build-own-operate (BOO) model without any upfront investment from NITK. The project has been designed keeping in mind the high wind speeds and saline spray due to the institute’s proximity to the sea. Going forward, the plant will be operated & maintained by CleanMax for the entire contract duration of 25 years.

Quick Facts


Surathkal, Karnataka


1,000 kWp

Type Of System

Spread across 11 RCC and metal rooftops

Annual Generation

15 lac kWh

Carbon Dioxide Abated

1416 tons annually

Date Of Commissioning

September, 2016

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