~ Hon. Chief Minister. Shri. Devendra Fadnavis inaugurates the 450 KW power system ~
Mumbai, 29 March 2017: India’s premier institute for performing arts in the country, The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) installs a 450 KW solar PV System, one of the largest rooftop projects in Mumbai, successfully adopting a sustainable power model. The installation was inaugurated by Hon. Chief Minister Shri. Devendra Fadnavis, which will generate around 6,30,000 units of clean solar power every year.
This state-of-the-art solar installation project is approved by BEST and will help to reduce over 1/3rd of the building’s electricity consumption. The installation aims to reduce the buildings’ CO2 emissions by more than 525 tons per year. Further, one of the most unique features of the structure is that there was no puncturing done on the terrace which negates the scope of water leakage.
Most importantly, 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.
Khushroo Suntook, Chairman, National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), said: “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.”
He further added that, “This project has been in the making for the past one year and we are very proud to be one of the first cultural institutions in the country to be self- sustaining”
The Solar power system is built owned and operated by Avesta Solar Pvt. Ltd and will maintain the system for the next 20 years. The components installed by Avesta Solar in this project has been from reputed global firms like German company SMA for Inverters, high efficient 320 Wp Solar Panels from Canadian Solar and German make Module Mounting Structures form Schletter. Avesta Solar the Project Partner for the Solar installation at NCPA is an organization providing high quality customized Solar Roof top solutions.
This project further underscores the institution’s efforts to give back to the community.