campus values an energy-efficient ecosystem. There are several ways in which solar energy is helping save energy on campus. The IITGN grid interactive roof top solar PV project with a current installed capacity of total 200 kWp (and planned 500kWp in the next few months) is distributed in academic blocks and hostel buildings. This rooftop solar PV plant is funded by the Government of Gujarat and the plan is to instrument this plant with data acquisition and monitoring system which will complement research in the area of solar power generation forecasting and impact assessment of these distributed solar PV systems. Further, rooftop solar water heaters in the hostels and faculty and staff housing are installed with an aim to provide running hot water in the taps.