Completed in a record 100 days, the project is expected to generate over 1.12 million kwh of electricity per year, which Tata says will lead to 25% savings in power consumption costs, and curb the emission of over 840 tons of carbon dioxide annually.
At present, the stadium, excluding the flood lights, which run on distributed generation, consumes an average 400,000 kWh of electricity per month. With the new solar installation, consumption from the grid is set to fall to around 300,000 kWh.
In a statement, Mr Ashish Khanna, President, Tata Power (Renewables), said, “After executing the world’s largest rooftop in a single location and India’s largest carport at Cochin International Airport, Tata Power Solar has installed the world’s largest rooftop in a cricket stadium at CCI Mumbai, in a record period of 100 days.”
Tata Power Solar is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Power. To date, it has commissioned more than 1.45 GW of ground-mounted utility-scale projects, and over 220 MW of rooftop and distributed generation systems across the country.
The company operates a manufacturing unit in Bengaluru, with a production capacity of 400 MW of modules, and 300 MW of cells.
Author: Preeti Verma Lal