Dilli Haat achieves 98% dependency on solar power

As part of the 2.5 MW contract secured with the Delhi Government’s power generation arm, Indraprastha Power Generation (IPGCL), CleanMax Solar has commissioned a 140 kWp solar plant at the food and craft bazaar, Dilli Haat in Pitampura. This rooftop 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.

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 tonnes per annum. Commissioned under the unique OPEX or pay-as-you-go model, the plant is investment free, risk free and hassle free. 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.

Commenting on this initiative, Andrew Hines, Co-founder, CleanMax Solar said, “We are glad to aid public facilities and infrastructure projects to go green. While CleanMax is already the industry leader for providing solar solutions to corporates and education institutes, we see a fantastic opportunity to help state & central governments in public infrastructure domain do the same. Besides Dilli Haat, some of our public infrastructure clients include Kempegowda International Airport (Bengaluru), Chennai Metro and various CPWD buildings in Delhi, Mumbai and Bengaluru.”

“Due to the visitors’ footfall pattern, Dilli Haat witnesses a 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. Moreover, net metering also enables the State DISCOMS (Distribution Companies) to help stabilise 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”, he added.