A sunny pitch at Chinnaswamy stadium

400 kW solar power plant installed on roof

Updated - April 10, 2015 05:32 am IST

Published - April 10, 2015 12:00 am IST - BENGALURU:

The project was executed by RenXSol

The project was executed by RenXSol

The M. Chinnaswamy Stadium will no longer be charged only by the enthusiasm of cricket fans; a rooftop solar plant will ensure a bright and sunny pitch to the cricketing nucleus of the State. A 400 kW rooftop solar power plant was successfully installed at the stadium on Thursday.

Pegged as a first for any stadium in the country, the bi-directional net metering project under the Bescom grid-connected solar rooftop scheme is connected to the power utility’s 11 kV substation. A press release detailing aspects of the project said the plant is designed to generate 5.9 lakh units a year, which is enough to power 200 AEH (all electric homes) using 3 kW power annually, and also cutting down about 600 tonnes of carbon dioxide emission annually.

Excess power

The excess power will be sent to the Bescom grid with Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) being paid Rs. 9.56 per unit.

Bengaluru-based solar solutions enterprise RenXSol Ecotech Pvt. Ltd. executed the project for the KSCA, which was approved, commissioned and installed in less than 50 days. In the release, Brijesh Patel, Honorary Secretary, KSCA, said, “This is the first cricket stadium globally and also the first in India to use solar power. KSCA has set an example by using its space to help protect the environment for our children in the years to come.”

New innings

400 kW solar power plant on roof

Has 300Wp multi-crystalline solar panels. KSCA will get Rs. 9.56 a unit of power fed

to Bescom

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