Infosys has announced that its yet-to-be-inaugurated campus in Hyderabad will be fully powered by solar energy. The IT giant to further its ambitious step to go completely off-grid, has installed a solar PV power plant of 6.6 MW capacity at its Pocharam campus.
With this launch, combined with the existing 0.6 MW capacity rooftop solar plant, the Infosys campus in Pocharam will be one of the first corporate campuses in India that will be run completely by renewable energy, said Infosys in a statement.
The campus spread across 450 acres has seating capacity of 25,000 people. Presently, about 12,000 people are working there and a formal inauguration of the campus is planned in February.
The plant, with a total capacity of 7.2 MW, has been successfully synchronized with the grid and is expected to generate 12 million kWh per annum. This initiative is expected to reduce the company’s CO2 emissions by 9,200 tons.
Currently, the company has installed 12 MW solar power plants (onsite) across its campuses and another 3 MW is expected to be completed within the next two months.
“The Infosys founders set this standard from the beginning, and we see this in the contributions of our employees to their communities and in times of crisis, such as the recent Chennai floods; we see this in the work of the Infosys Foundations; and we see this perhaps most clearly in our work in our facilities,” said Dr. Vishal Sikka, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Infosys.