SPPU to fund 200 colleges for setting up rooftop solar

The Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) has shortlisted 200 out of the 700 applicant colleges affiliated to the university for installing rooftop solar plants. SPPU will provide a maximum of Rs 0.5 million to each selected college, while the shortlisted colleges will need to contribute Rs 0.15 million for system installation. In the first phase, funds will be provided to 111 colleges this year. The project vendors would provide O&M services for five years, after which the faculty and students will be responsible for it.