According to reports, Tata Cleantech Capital Limited (TCCL) – a joint venture between Tata Capital Limited and International Finance Corporation (IFC), has funded the solar rooftop project at the National Centre for Performing Arts (NCPA), established and installed by Avesta Solar Private Limited (ASPL), in Mumbai. TCCL, the sole lender, disbursed a total of Rs. 2.36 crore to this project; the largest solar rooftop project in Mumbai.
Due to the close proximity to the sea, the team had to anticipate and work around challenges like heavy wind loads and corrosion damage to the solar panels while executing this project. The NCPA plays host to over 600 performances annually and will stand to benefit greatly from this – given that the project has a capacity of over 450 KW, with an effective reduction in Greenhouse gases to the tune of 15,000 Metric tonnes over its life span of 25 years.
The installation, which has a life span of over 20-25 years, is capable of generating around 6.5 lakh units and is estimated to save NCPA’s exchequer around Rs. 50 lakhs per year. The Project was monitored from its conception to completion by Mr. Freddy Talati, CEO of The Associated Building Company.
Speaking on this project, Manish Chourasia, CEO, Tata Cleantech Capital Limited said, “The Government of India has ambitious plans to create 175 GW of renewable energy by 2022. Tata Cleantech Capital Limited (TCCL) is deeply invested towards helping achieve this goal and is pleased to have funded the city’s largest private Solar rooftop project at the iconic National Centre for Performing Arts, Mumbai. The Solar Power system installation at the NCPA will add to TCCL’s existing suite of projects funded, with a cumulative renewable energy power output of over 3.44 GW and a saving of approximately 150 million tonnes of CO2 emissions over its life span of 25 years. Our primary focus is to fund similar quality renewable assets and we expect to participate in the funding of around 10 GW generation capacity over next 2-3 years. We are exploring innovative funding options for energy efficiency and rooftop solar sectors with support from IFC and other Multi-lateral and Bi-lateral funding agencies.”
Burjis Bulsara, Founder, Avesta Solar said, “Avesta Solar is working in line with the Government of India’s plans to install 40 GW of Solar roof top Projects by 2022 & is looking forward to partnering with TCCL and other establishments in providing Solar roof-top Solutions.”