WORLD’S LARGEST 11.5 MWp SINGLE ROOFTOP SOLAR POWER PROJECT
The world’s largest 11.5 MWp single rooftop solar power project has been commissioned at Dera Beas, District Amritsar in two phases—7.52 MWp in April 2014 and 12 MWp in December 2015. This project is India largest in campus with a total capacity of 19.5 MWp. The project has been set up in record period of six months. It is evacuating power through 132 kV transmission system and is feeding power to 132 kV PSTCL grid substation Beas. The project abates 26,135 tonnes CO2 annually.
IMPACT OF THIS UNIQUE PROJECT
Dera, as it is generally known, is a mini-township with 7,000 residents. Annually, 50 lakh people visit the place, which creates awareness about solar power green energy among the general public.
The Government of India has set a target of 40,000 MW to be achieved by 2022 and this project is a role model, which shall encourage replication of such large rooftops on buildings/sheds
This project is a major catalyst for encouraging replication in other large buildings, rooftops in the country.
Features of this project are summarized in the table below
Source- Akshay Urja