Solar Power to Illuminate Bhopal’s Tatya Tope Multipurpose Stadium

According to the official, stadium has been paying around Rs 5 lakh per month and now it would be brought down to Rs 2 lakh.

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In a significant development, the Tatya Tope Multipurpose Stadium in Bhopal, the state capital of Madhya Pradesh has become the first non-cricket stadium in the country to be completely powered by solar energy. The stadium is being owned and maintained by the sports department.

With the solar power, the stadium would be able to save its electricity bill by 60 percent per month. Sports minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia said the decision to go green was also a part of economic necessity.

“As we all know there is a need to shift towards renewable sources of energy due to the limitation of non-renewable or conventional energy. Thus, it was decided to start the project from our stadium based in the state capital,” said Scindia.

In all, 375 kw solar electricity is being generated through solar panels. “We have implemented the net-metering in the stadium,” said Scindia.

According to the official, stadium has been paying around Rs 5 lakh per month and now it would be brought down to Rs 2 lakh.

Scindia further stated that cost of installation would be recovered in the next four years. “If we calculate the money which could be saved after installing solar panels then it is clear that the installation cost would be recovered in next 4-5 years. Incidentally, the life of installed solar panels is around 25 years,” Scindia said.

Tatya Tope Stadium is a multi-purpose stadium which is the base of several sports academies. Football hockey, basketball, badminton, cricket, handball, table tennis, taekwondo, wrestling and such other facilities are available in the stadium.

Source: ET

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