The Holkar Cricket Stadium, located in Indore, Madhya Pradesh, and home ground of the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MCPA), now proudly hosts a 200 kWp solar PV system on its roof. The installation is the result of collaborative efforts between MCPA and GIZ India, who joined forces in December 2022 to bring it to fruition.
Under the collaboration, GIZ India provided crucial technical assistance. The inaugural ceremony for the more than 370 installed solar PV modules took place on the 24th of September 2023, just before the commencement of the second One Day International (ODI) match between India and Australia. The event was attended by the former Indian national cricket team captain, Kananur Lokesh (KL) Rahul, representatives from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the MCPA, as well as the dedicated team from GIZ India. “This solar PV project demonstrates the tangible financial and environmental benefits of integrating renewable energy into public infrastructure and underscores our dedication to advancing innovative solar areas in India,” states Henrik Personn, head of GIZ India’s solar projects.
In practical terms, Holkar Cricket Stadium is projected to generate impressive 277.4 MWh annually, which are directly used for its self-consumption. Any surplus power generated is fed into the grid. As a result, the solar PV system contributes significantly to the reduction of carbon emissions, preventing approximately 259 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year.
For further information, please contact Kuldeep Sharma – Senior Advisor in GIZ India’s project “Innovative New Solar Areas” under the Indo-German Energy Programme
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