Infosys will soon inaugurate its largest campus in the country, with the capacity of seating 25,000 people, in Pocharam, Hyderabad. Soon after, the company, in a post on the official website, has said that this campus will be India’s first fully solar powered corporate unit thanks to the launch of its solar PV power plant of 6.6 MW capacity at Pocharam in the state of Telangana.
The post on the Infosys website said that the solar plant will operate in combination with the existing 0.6 MW capacity rooftop solar plant. The plant, with a total capacity of 7.2 MW, has been successfully synchronised 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.
Infosys currently has 12 MW solar power plants (onsite) installed across its campuses, and another 3 MW is expected to be completed within the next two months, the post said.
While speaking about the development, Infosys CEO and Managing Director Vishal Sikka said, “Our company’s commitment to our broader purpose and to our communities, has always brought us great pride. 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.”
“Our team, led by Ramadas Kamath, continues to set new standards in our commitments to reduce electricity consumption. Our beautiful Hyderabad campus is another great example of this commitment.”