Noorul Islam Institute of Medical Science also known as NIMS Medicity is a multispecialty hospital, part of the 60 years old Noorul Islam Educational trust. Located at Neyyattinkara, Trivandrum, it is one of the largest well-being care centers in South Kerala. The hospital was established in 2005 and has been equipped with state-of-the-art medical equipment & a workforce of 200 specialists working day and night. The hospital has an esteemed reputation, being respected with the “TOI Excellence Award-Asian Diaspora Achievers” in 2011.
In addition to pioneering healthcare, NIMS hospital was always motivated towards adopting clean energy. Keeping healthcare sustainability in mind, NIMS decided to install a solar power plant for the Neyyattinkara facility in 2014. U-Solar became the proud EPC provider for this project and the commissioning & plant setup were completed by 2015.
The hospital has installed a rooftop solar power plant with a capacity of 130 KW. The power plant constitutes 520 solar modules of 250 Wattage each. These polycrystalline modules were outsourced from Shan Solar. 25 numbers of 10 kW inverters from KACO were used to complete the setup. The solar system is grid-connected and excess electricity generated is transferred to the grid. Also, this solar power plant comes under the CAPEX financing model, so the hospital has used its capital expenditure for setting up the plant and utilized the profits generated from additional electricity produced.
The following infographic illustrates the environmental impact of the 130KWp grid-connected rooftop solar power plant.
Adopting solar for meeting the hospital’s energy demand, has helped reduce CO2 emissions by 177 tonnes/year. Approximately 1,44,000 kWh of energy is generated on an annual basis, from the rooftop power plant.
The hospital is currently a role model in sustainable healthcare practices for other commercial institutions in Kerala. With regular instances of natural calamities in the state, the Government of Kerala had proposed the implementation of 130-150 crore units of electricity to consumers from 500 MW projects & 200 MW solar capacity for households, as part of the ‘New Kerala’ program.
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