With an aim to promote the use of energy efficient measures and encourage rooftop solar power generation, Tata Power Delhi Distribution (Tata Power-DDL) on Thursday organised a workshop for its consumers from the education sector. The workshop was attended by 50 Delhi schools and institutes.
The key agenda for the workshop was to encourage educational institutes to use solar energy and to create awareness on grid connected rooftop based PV power plants. Tata Power-DDL is has also offered partnership with consumers in harnessing the green power and getting substantial economic benefits.
Praveer Sinha, CEO and MD, Tata Power-DDL, said, “We have been an active participant for the promotion of solar energy in the country. I believe that only clean and green energy is a guarantee for a sustainable development. We all must opt for renewable sources of power to light up our lives. We will continue our efforts towards enhancing the use of solar power amongst our consumer base and contribute towards the
national solar mission, which aims to establish India as a global leader in solar energy.”
A senior official said the educational institutes are ideal for rooftop solar power because of availability of large proportion of rooftop space. “Their peak loads are often in daytime, coinciding with the peak solar generation time, which can help them meet up to 25 per cent of their power needs through solar power. Also, most of their electrical loads can be easily supported by solar. Solar power plants also require very less maintenance and ensure reliable power for over two decades,” he added.
He added the institutes can take advantage for installation of the “Solar Rooftop Plants” from Tata Power-DDL which is an empanelled first utility channel partner with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India and has received the highest honour rating of SP1A (pronounced as Solar Power One A) twice as a system integration grading for solar PV projects in the context. The rating indicates highest performance capability and highest financial strength of Tata Power-DDL to undertake solar PV projects.
The grid connected rooftop based PV power plants supervised by Tata Power-DDL have a life span of 25 years wherein 1KW of PV power plant will generate up to 1,400 units in a year. Consumers or institutions can also sell the surplus power generated, to the discom at Rs11 per unit, and attain breakeven on investment in five years. The company endeavours to give end-to-end service with 5, 7 and 10 years annual maintenance contracts.
Tata Power-DDL has been actively involved in the promotion of Rooftop Solar Projects and has been conferred with several awards including the ‘National Award for Promotion of Rooftop Solar Programmes’. Tata Power-DDL has also been awarded numerous accolades for implementing energy efficiency improvement projects including the ‘National Award for Excellence in Energy Management’ as an ‘innovative energy saving service’ by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).