Brookefields Mall, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu goes solar

Brookefield mall is one of the premier multi-brand retail malls in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu. The mall is located at Dr. Krishnasamy Mudaliyar Road in Coimbatore.

In view of using green power and saving on the cost of power from the electricity board, the mall has gone solar.

The 250 kWp solar power plant consists of 960 solar modules and eight-string inverters. The modules have been installed on the vacant roof space of the mall. The rooftop of the mall comprises of RCC slab and GI sheets. The modules have been installed on both the roof types.

There are frequent power cuts in the state of Tamil Nadu. The mall also runs on diesel generator sets in absence of power from EB. The solar power plant also works in sync with the DG sets, thus reducing diesel consumption substantially.

Annually the solar power plant generates 3.62 Lakh units of electricity.  About 50% of the mall’s daytime power requirement has been taken up by the solar plant.

The plant is also monitored online through Sunshot’s proprietary online monitoring system. This helps in keeping a record of the power generation on a real-time basis. It also helps in better operation and maintenance of the plant as the automated system provides alerts if the plant is not functioning properly.

The system is also helping in reducing more than 300 tonnes of greenhouse gas emissions.

Sunshot has done the design, procurement and installation of the solar power plant. Sunshot is also taking care of the operation and maintenance of the plant.

Please have a look at the bird’s eye view of the solar power plant on the following link: Brookefield mall

Also refer to the following link to know views of Mr. Balasubramanyam, Director Brookefields Mall.