One of Indias premier institute for performing arts, National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) has installed a 450 KW solar PV System, one of the largest rooftop projects in Mumbai.
The installation, which aims to successfully adopt a sustainable power model was inaugurated by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Wednesday, and will generate around 630,000 units of clean solar power every year.
This state-of-the-art solar installation project is approved by Brihanmumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST) and will help to reduce over one-third of the building’s electricity consumption.
The installation aims to reduce the buildings’ carbon dioxide emissions by more than 525 tons per year. One of the most unique features of the structure, according to NCPA, is that there was no puncturing done on the terrace which negates the scope of water leakage.
“Sustainability is truly the need of the hour. As one of the largest art and cultural institution we have over 700 events taking place in a year across multiple venues within our premises, involving varying quantum of power consumption. This rooftop solar power project is therefore an extremely crucial step demonstrating our commitment to sustainability as well as the society at large,” said Khushroo Suntook, Chairman, NCPA.
The system will generate over 50,000 units of electricity on a monthly basis and will also export excess power back to the electricity grid as it is connected under the Solar Net Metering policy of the Maharashtra Government.
The Solar power system is built, owned and operated by Avesta Solar Pvt. Ltd and will maintain the system for the next 20 years.