RIL Commissions 1-MW Solar PV Plant

Reliance Industries (RIL) in India has successfully implemented and commissioned a 1-megawatt (MW) solar plant on the roof of the Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi. The Thyagaraj Stadium, developed by the Government of Delhi, is planned to be a model green stadium and will host Netball in the upcoming Common Wealth Games.

RIL Solar Group has also installed systems in the R K Khanna Tennis Complex for solar LED street lights and garden lights in the Commonwealth Games Village. With these, RIL Solar Group has installed 100% of the solar PV power generating equipment for the Commonwealth Games 2010.

The Group has also implemented three 2.6 kW solar PV power plants on the roof of individual tennis courts in the R K Khanna Tennis Complex, which will play host to the tennis event during the games. There are also 34 back-up solar PV systems of 3 kW each along with 180 solar LED street lights and 500 garden lights in the Commonwealth Games Village which will house athletes, coaching and support staff.

RIL Solar Group installed and commissioned the country’s first 1-MW solar plant in less than 3 months. The power plant is expected to generate around 1.4 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity per year. It would cater to the power requirements of the stadium and the surplus would be fed to the grid at 11 kV.

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