SUNIVA INSTALL INDIA’S FIRST ONE MEGAWATT SOLAR PANELS IN THYAGARAJ STADIUM

Suniva have installed India’s first one-megawatt solar panels on the roof of Thyagaraj Stadium in New Delhi.

The Atlanta-based solar-cell manufacturer expected the panels to generate approximately 1.4 million kilowatt-hours of electricity per year.

CEO of Suniva, John Baumstark said: “The Thyagaraj project is a clear demonstration of Suniva’s prominence in the rapidly growing solar market in India.”

Thyagaraj Stadium has been built for the 2010 Commonwealth Games taking place in October later this year and is a major part of India’s vow to make the games carbon neutral.

India has pledged a series of green venue initiatives including rainwater harvesting, green waste management, sustainable public transport, eco-friendly construction materials and planting three city forests of trees.

It will be the first time India has ever hosted the Commonwealth Games which was first held in 1930. The 2010 event will be the 19th Games and will see 71 nations compete against each other.

Posted on 16/04/2010