SRM University located in suburban Kattankulathur is the latest to join the green brigade. Inaugurating a two-day international conference on Electrical Energy System and Power Electronics in Emerging Economies ( ICEESPEE '09 ), vice-chancellor P Sathyanarayanan said the university is planning to install LED 300 lights that would emit 150 watts of power with just 36 watts consumption along all the streets of the campus. The installation will cost Rs 40 lakh.
The LED systems would be fitted with solar panel and the campus would be energy self-sufficient. Students would be involved in manufacturing and erection of the lighting systems so that in stages the entire campus would be using LED lighting. The first phase would be completed in six months.
In October 2008, SSN College of Engineering inaugurated the Green White Light Project enabling photo-voltaic powered street lighting. The project was an initiative of SSN Research Centre. Other colleges such as Vellore Institute of Technology
and Hindustan College of Engineering have introduced afforestation projects.
Vice chancellor Sathyanarayanan told TOI that a bio-gas plant to produce 5 mega watt of energy is also on the anvil. "The pilot project has been successful and will be operational in six months," he said.
Bhimsingh?, professor at IIT? Delhi, who was the chief guest at the event, said?individuals should use? energy?efficient appliances?so that the saved power could be utilised for bigger common utilities.? Industries should also be asked to adopt such practices, he said.
The conference received about 450 papers from the UK, Japan and Europe, from which about 250? papers were selected.
The objective of the conference was to bring together researchers, scientists, engineers, and students to share experiences, ideas, and research results about all aspects of electrical engineering, especially those relevant to emerging economies such as China, India and Brazil.
Source - Times of India