News Brief | January 2011
1 MW solar plant inaugurated in the capital
The capital city took a leap towards a clean and green lifestyle as CM Sheila Dikshit inaugurated a 1 MW solar power plant put up by North Delhi Power (NDPL), a joint venture of Tata Power with the Delhi government. The plant has been installed by Tata BP Solar and consists of over 5,500 solar photovoltaic panels of crystalline silicon which will absorb sunlight and convert it into electricity which will be directly fed into the main grid line of NDPL. The panels are designed to work for 25 years.
The DC power generated by the solar panels is converted into AC by inverters and fed into the power grid via transformers. The plant is designed to produce 1.58 million units of electricity annually-sufficient to light over 1,000 homes. The plant is one of the largest solar plants of its kind within city limits in India by a power distribution company.