Captain John Doveton was a decorated soldier in the British Army and he played a significant role in the British campaigns of Afghanistan, Mysore and Central India.
He was keen to support the education of the Indian community, and he willed £50,000 for the formation of the Doveton Corrie Schools, Chennai, and Doveton College, Kolkata.
Now, the Doveton Group of Schools is recognized as a premier institution in Chennai and is taking bold measures to adopt renewable energy.
On 1st October 2016, the school commissioned a 34kW roof-top solar on-grid system to adopt a green model and inspire the next generation to do the same.
Sunlit Future, Auroville, designed, constructed and performs maintenance of this site. With more than 1.5MW of on-grid solar energy plants installed or under contract in India, Sunlit Future has the experience and capacities for design, procurement, integration, management, installation and maintenance of solar energy applications and services.
In its first year, the solar power plant at the school has generated 38,740kWh of electricity, thus reducing the campus’ electricity bill by 65%. This also resulted in saving 15.5 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions in the first year; an impact that will certainly help create awareness about renewable energy among the students there.
|Location||Chennai, Tamil Nadu|
|Owner||Doveton Group of Schools|
|Solar PV Capacity||34kW|
|Number of panels||102|
|Type of panels||Poly-crystalline|
|Average units per day||106|
|Average units per year||38,740|
|Date of commissioning||1st October, 2016|