Breaking Ground on a Solar Energy Project

Representatives of MCC, ASHA and the United Board at the groundbreaking ceremony.

Madras Christian College (MCC) broke ground on a solar power facility in January, with the support of a $524,000 grant from the American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA) program of USAID. The grant was made through the United Board, and it s the first ASHA grant the United Board has received for a project in India. MCC began developing the proposal following the United Board’s Strategic Planning and Resource Development workshop in February 2014.

The project at MCC is a pioneering one – when complete, it will provide nearly 40 percent of the college’s existing energy needs, and it also will help to meet the energy needs of a nearby community through power sharing.

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