It consists of more than 5,500 solar photovoltaic panels made of crystalline silicon. These would absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity, to be directly fed into NDPL’s main grid line.
The panels are designed to work for 25 years. This 1-Mw unit is designed to produce 1.58 million units of electricity annually, sufficient to light more than 1,000 homes, said Tata BP.
NDPL has planned a three-fold initiative to promote solar power generation over the next three to four years. This includes setting up grid-interactive solar PV systems on the roofs of 56 of its grid substations in its distribution network of North and & Northwest Delhi, with a cumulative capacity of 2.5-3 Mw. It is also pursuing the prospect of setting up a 100 Mw grid interactive solar power plant in Rajasthan.
It will also facilitate grid interactive solar PV systems on the rooftops of individual households and commercial buildings.
The CEO of Tata BP Solar, K Subramanya, said the company had pioneered grid-connected solar power systems in India and the latest 1-Mw plant was a logical extension of the several Kw-scale solar plants it had commissioned over the years.