Eastman Auto and Power Ltd to solarize 100 schools in India

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Raipur Government Primary School is the only school in Raipur village of Mewat. Being the only primary school in the village, it is expected to bring about a paradigm shift in literacy levels. Yet many basic amenities elude the school. Come summers and power outages become common. Students have to brave the scorching heat amidst the lessons and it becomes increasingly difficult to sit and study in the classrooms.

Eastman Auto and Power Limited (EAPL), one of India’s leading companies in energy storage and solar solutions, has found a noble way of redressing the power woes of the school by harnessing sunshine. Government Primary School will be one of the schools among 100 others in India that will be solarized as soon as the part of the company’s ‘Yellow Umbrella Campaign.’

This CSR initiative apart from taking the schools solar and providing them uninterrupted electricity also aims to sensitize students about the need for sustainable development and judicious use of green resources. The project is aligned with the broader vision to contribute to National Solar Mission by moving a step forward towards encouraging the use of renewable energy through solarizing schools.

As a part of this initiative, a full solar structure consisting of solar panels, PCU and batteries will be installed by EAPL at the school completely free of cost. A total of 15,000 students are expected to be sensitized about the benefits of solar energy through this project. Beginning from Mewat, Haryana, the campaign will target states such as Rajasthan, UP, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Kerala &Madhya Pradesh.