NCPA goes green: Maharashtra’s largest solar roof top installed

CM Devendra Fadnavis inaugurates 450 KW power systems

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis along with K N Suntook, Chairman NCPA inaugurating Solar PV system

The National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA) India’s premier institute for performing arts in the country installs a 450 KW solar PV System. The installation was inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis. It is a one of the largest rooftop projects in Mumbai, successfully adopting a sustainable power model.

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.

The solar system will generate around 630000 units of clean solar power every 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, 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.”

Report: Sitaram Mewati