Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (REC), a Govt. of India Navratna Enterprise, extends financial assistance of Rs. 493.71 Lakhs under its CSR initiative to Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, for the project “Establishment of 279 KWp photovoltaic solar panels on 3 no. of sites/building on department rooftops to generate power for institutional grid and installation of 2200 no. of LED lights at various locations on the IISc, Bangalore campus” in Bangalore, Karnataka.
The main objective of this project is to establish photovoltaic solar panels for power generation and LED lighting at various locations on the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore campus in order to reduce the campus carbon footprint and dependence on non-renewable energy sources.
The Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) in this regard was executed between REC and IISc in Bangalore on 31st October 2016. Shri P. S. Hariharan, Zonal Manager, Southern Zone, REC and Shri V. Rajarajan, Registrar, IISc, signed the MoA in the presence of Prof. Anurag Kumar, Director of IISc, and other senior officials of REC and IISc.