Saint-Gobain India will support IIT Madras Research Park with a funding of Rs 1 crore over the next 3 years and the collaboration is to increase the transformation towards a low carbon future and to aid India in achieving 100% renewable energy.
The partnership will focus on addressing the energy challenges and promote maximum use of alternate energy sources and develop sustainable models to ensure energy efficiency. IIT Madras Research Park intends to create a robust energy storage mechanism within the campus that will allow it to operate primarily on energy generated from renewable sources.
“The partnership is an endeavour to support the institute’s purpose of ensuring 100% use of renewable energy sources and the model will be developed within the span of 3 years by the institute,” P Padmakumar, executive director – HR and Head-CSR, Saint-Gobain India said.
“We are committed to drive this transition towards Net-Zero Energy in India and aim to showcase the IIT Madras Research Park campus as a model for other commercial building complexes in the country to adopt as they shift towards renewable energy-based system,” Prof Ashok Jhunjhunwala, president, IIT Madras Research Park and IIT Madras Incubation Cell said.