CleanMax Solar announced it has commissioned a 140 kWp solar plant at the food and craft bazaar, Dilli Haat in Pitampura.
The project is part of the 2.5 MW contract secured with the Delhi Government’s power generation arm, Indraprastha Power Generation (IPGCL).
At Dilli Haat, the solar power plant is expected to generate 1.97 lac units of electricity through the year. This will help achieve a whopping 50 percent saving per unit, reducing INR 9.7 lacs per annum on the electricity cost, the company said.
With Delhi’s electricity consumption on the rise, rooftop solar plants will assist in bridging the demand-supply gap. Moreover, with the rising levels in pollution, plants will provide some respite to the smog engulfed city with the inclusion of sustainable energy.
The solar plant is expected to reduce CO2 by 186 tons per annum.
Commissioned under the unique OPEX or pay-as-you-go model, the plant is investment free, risk free and hassle free, CleanMax Solar said. This has made it a good business proposition for the State Government of Delhi in their efforts to make this renowned tourist destination green and sustainable.
Andrew Hines, co-founder, CleanMax Solar said, “Due to the visitors’ footfall pattern, Dilli Haat witnesses significant load consumption in the evening and night time, although the optimum solar energy is generated during the day.
“Due to the net metering facility, the disparity between the time of solar production and consumption can be eliminated,” Hines added. “Moreover, net metering also enables the State DISCOMS (Distribution Companies) to help stabilize their peak load demand in the day by pumping the extra units back to the grid, at the time when they need it the most.”