SunPower Corp. says India-based Swadeshi Civil Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. has completed the installation of a 930 kW photovoltaic (PV) power system on the rooftop of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan building in New Delhi. The company says the installation uses its E-Series solar panels and is expected to generate 1.5 million kWh of electricity annually, providing 100% of the building's energy needs.
SunPower says the building is targeted to achieve platinum status from the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design green building rating system. Managed by the Central Public Works Department of India, the project is being spearheaded by the Indian Ministry of Environment and Forests.
‘For this urban project, with very limited rooftop space and high energy generation requirement, the selection of high-efficiency solar panels was the most critical aspect,’ says Ram Avatar of Swadeshi Civil Infrastructure.