Rajkot: The three-year-old Saurashtra Cricket Association's Khanderi Stadium on Sunday became the second stadium in the country, after Chennai's M A Chidambaram Stadium, to become a solar-powered venue, SCA announced here.
SCA Stadium, situated 15 kms from the city on the road to Jamnagar, has installed 50 KWP solar rooftop system which was inaugurated before the commencement of the third ODI between India and South Africa, a media release said.
SCA has also plans to put up additional capacity in the near future to pioneer green power generation.
The plant of installed now is designed to generate 6833 units per month which makes it 82,000 units annually of solar power, and will be used for captive consumption purpose and monthly saving of electricity bill of around Rs 54,600, SCA said.
In terms of saving of carbon emission, it translates to a saving of about 50 tons of carbon dioxide emissions annually.
German based Solar Company PV Line Pvt Ltd has designed, engineered, supplied and executed the project and the stadium is now eco-friendly. The stadium has utilised the space for helping to protect the environment, the release added.
The ODI today is the third international game played at this new venue here following the inaugural 50-over international and the T20 game against England and Australia respectively, both held in 2013.
Matches, earlier, used to be held at the multi-purpose Madhavrao Scindia ground, or the race course ground, within the city.