Shining bright: GIZ India embraces solar power with new office rooftop PV system launch

On 27 September 2023, a significant milestone was marked with the inauguration of an 11 kW rooftop solar PV system on GIZ India’s B5/5 office roof. This innovative installation not only exemplifies the efficient use of urban spaces but also underscores GIZ’s dedication to India’s energy transition, serving as a model for sustainable energy practices. Colleagues from the energy cluster gathered amidst a captivating New Delhi sunset to celebrate the achievement. Concurrently, the event featured the handover of leadership from the former energy cluster coordinator, Dr. Winfried Damm, to the new cluster coordinator, Mr. Philipp Johannsen.

Practically, the rooftop solar PV system is expected to generate an average of 1517 kWh/ month, resulting in an annual output of 20 MWh. This not only translates to significant energy savings but also a substantial reduction in GIZ India’s collective carbon footprint. To provide perspective, the installation leads to an annual carbon dioxide offset of 296.1 metric tonnes, equivalent to preserving 347.6 acres of forest or avoiding the burning of 147 metric tonnes of coal each year. Another noteworthy feature is the use of efficiency-enhancing bifacial modules. These transparent glass-to-glass modules, complemented by stylish wooden-metal structures, enhance the social space on the GIZ rooftop, providing colleagues with a comfortable spot to enjoy their coffee outdoors - even on rainy days.

For more information please contact Mr. Nicolas Meier, nicolas.meier(at)giz.de.

Inauguration of the rooftop solar PV system on GIZ India’s B5/5 office roof.

Colleagues on GIZ India’s B5/5 office roof.

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