Sept. 11, 2013 - SunPower today announced that Swadeshi Civil Infrastructure has completed the installation of a 930-kilowatt (KW) SunPower solar system on the rooftop of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan building in New Delhi. SunPower's solar solution was chosen for the project given its energy generation requirements and the limited rooftop area.
The SunPower E-Series solar panels were installed on the building with a five-degree tilt to fully optimize its expected energy output of 1.5 million KWh annually.
"SunPower's world leading solar panel technology will help the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan project in New Delhi generate enough electricity from its rooftop solar system to cover 100 percent of its energy demand," said Howard Wenger, SunPower president, regions. "We're proud to be one of the Indian government's sustainability partners as it maximizes clean solar power generation and cost savings at this innovative net zero building."
"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," said Ram Avatar, CMD of the New Delhi-based Swadeshi Civil Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. "Thanks to SunPower solar panels, we can now hope to achieve the stringent goal of net zero energy for this building."