GIZ India supports Holkar Cricket Stadium's solarisation

In December 2022, GIZ India and the Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association (MCPA) India collaborated under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to undertake a transformative project: the solarisation of the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, Madhya Pradesh. This partnership has now yielded results. GIZ, in close coordination with MCPA, provided technical support that led to the successful implementation of an advanced 200 kWp rooftop solar PV system on the stadium. The grand inauguration of the solar PV system occurred on September 24, 2023, just before the commencement of the second One Day International (ODI) match between India and Australia. The event was attended by the Indian cricket team captain, Kananur Lokesh Rahul, representatives from the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the MCPA, along with the dedicated team from GIZ.

The project not only underscores the potential of new and innovative solar areas but also highlights the significant financial and environmental benefits it offers. With the installation of the rooftop solar PV system, Holkar Cricket Stadium is expected to generate an impressive 300 MWh annually. Additionally, it will contribute significantly to the reduction of carbon emissions, preventing approximately 277 tonnes of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year.

For more information please contact Mr. Kuldeep Sharma, kuldeep.sharma(at)giz.de

India’s cricket team captain KL Rahul inaugurated the stadium’s 200 kWp rooftop solar PV system.

The stadium's 200 kWp rooftop solar PV system from a bird's eye perspective.

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