Villa College Executives met with a delegation from Joint-Credits Mechanism (JCM) on 11th July 2019, Thursday. The meeting was held to commemorate the successful completion of the installation of solar panels and its operations in the QI Campus of Villa College. Moreover, further ways for collaboration between VC and JCM were discussed in this meeting.
It is a historical day for Villa College, as we received credits from JCM for the completion of the sustainable energy project which was collaborated by JCM. Villa College is the first Maldivian institution to do so as well. One of the main goals of Villa College is sustainability. VC took a huge leap towards attaining this goal by using solar energy in the operation of the entire QI Campus. With immense help from JCM, Villa College is proudly self-sufficient in terms of electricity.
The completion of this project is also a huge step forward in the project of Villa College going green. It is estimated that 216 tCO2 is reduced per year, through the 186 KwH PV Solar System, which is installed in the college. As per JCM, Villa College has avoided approximately 190 Tonnes of Carbon dioxide until 22 February 2019. VC also negotiated with STELCO and became the first in the country to conclude a successful net metering agreement to benefit from solar power use.