Tatya Tope Multipurpose Stadium in Bhopal becomes the first non-cricket stadium in the country which is completely powered by solar energy. 60% of the expenses on energy are expected to be saved because of the solar power infrastructure in the stadium. This information was tweeted by the minister of state for power and new renewable energy Raj Kumar Singh.
Tatya Tope Multipurpose Stadium in Bhopal becomes the first non-cricket stadium in the country which is completely powered by solar energy. With the green power, the stadium would be able to save its electricity bill by 60% per month. https://t.co/4oNH4gRIX3pic.twitter.com/hmvDb08ZN8
— Office of R.K. Singh (@OfficeOfRKSingh) February 13, 2018
The Madhya Pradesh sports minister Yashodhara Raje Scindia told Economic Times that 375 KW electricity is being generated by the solar panels in the stadium. The stadium has been paying energy bills of 5 lakh per month so far. This is expected to go down to 2 lakhs once the solar panel infrastructure is used for its energy needs. The sports minister also said that the cost of installation would be recovered in four/five years because of these savings.
The stadium has facilities for football, athletics, volleyball, hockey, basketball, badminton, cricket, handball, table tennis, taekwondo and wrestling. With the current upgrade, the stadium will be a cost-effective asset aiding sports development in Madhya Pradesh.