NCPA Solar Power Project

National centre for Performing Arts 450 KW Solar Roof top Project
One of Maharashtra’s largest Solar roof top installation

Location: NCPA Mumbai
Project Type: Roof Top
Project Size: 450 KW
Project Year: 2017
Project Owner: Avesta Solar Pvt Ltd

The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), Mumbai, is India’s premier Cultural institution.
Inaugurated in 1969, it was the first multi-venue, multi-genre cultural centre in South Asia. Founded by JRD Tata and Dr. Jamshed Bhabha, today the NCPA hosts more than 700 events each year, making it India’s largest and most holistic performing arts centre.

The rooftop of the National Centre for Performing Arts bears one of the largest Solar Roof top project in Mumbai city. The 450 KW power plant is the state of the art Solar Project using the best of the technology sourced globally. The solar installation reduces the buildings CO2 Emissions by more than 525 tons per year. That’s the same amount of CO2 sequestered by 400 acres of forest land each year.The System will produce around 6,30,000 units of clean solar power every year.

The state-of-the-art lightweight aluminium solar mounting systems used in this project are from Schletter Germany (Schletter is the largest supplier of Solar mounting systems in Europe) One of the unique features of the structure, is that there was no puncturing on the terrace done. This ensures that there is no water leakage from the terrace.Also due to the very close proximity to the sea, the system has been designed for high wind loads (180 km/h). Structural analysis based on the latest research on wind dynamics was conducted. The structures were also anodized in Germany for over 20 microns to prevent any kind of corrosion.

The Solar PV System at NCPA will help reduce over 35 % of the buildings electricity consumption. The Solar PV system will generate 1800 Kilowatt hour (KWh) per day& will result in substantial savings of electricity annually.  With a monthly generation of over 50,000 units of electricity, there will be a substantial reduction in power bills at NCPA. The system is also connected under the Solar Net Metering policy of Maharashtra Government which allows any excess electricity generated by the Solar Panels to be exported back to the electricity grid. The system is approved by BEST.

The Solar PV System at NCPA is built owned & operated by Avesta Solar Pvt Ltd & will maintain the system for the next 20 years. The major components installed by Avesta Solar in this project has been from reputed global firms like German company SMA for Inverters, German make mounting structures from Schletter, high efficient 320 Wp Solar Panels from Canadian Solar& DC Cables from Swiss make Leoni have been used for the project.

NCPA chose Avesta Solar as the Project Partner for the Solar installation due to its ability in providing high quality customized Solar Roof top solutions

Avesta Solar has similar experiences in providing customized roof top solutions and have completed projects on heritage buildings, to asbestos sheets, from metal sheet roofs to RCC structures, from elevated solar structures on terraces to solar parking lots, Avesta Solar has installed systems for large corporate houses, Industrial roofs, Vineyards, village electrification projects, CSR projects, Educational institutes, Hospitals, commercial complexes, shopping malls, remote forest areas & residential buildings.