SDG 7 : Affordable and clean energy
Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
Solar energy has the least negative impact on the environment compared to any other energy source. It does not produce greenhouse gases. Solar cells harness from sunlight and transform into usable electricity.
Salaya campus has 4 solar power unit as
- Unit 1: The Rooftop of Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities
- Unit 2: Pavilion Rooftop of Faculty of Medical Technology
- Unit 3: Paking lots Rooftop of Mahidol University Library and Knowledge Center
- Unit 4: Building Rooftop of Faculty of Environmental and Resources Studies
- Unit 5: Golden Jubilee Medical Center
- Unit 6: Faculty of Tropical Medicine
- Unit 7: Mahidol University Kanchanaburi Campus
In 2021, Mahidol University will install 66 solar panels on the wastewater treatment rooftop with 20.46 KW of total production capacity. Furthermore, the solar rooftop project will be implemented in 2023. There is 13 MW of total production capacity installed on 27 building rooftops at Salaya campus.
Solar energy has been considered for greenhouse gases emission and environmental impact reductions to approach sustainable development goal 7 affordable and clean energy.