Delhi Metro to install roof top solar power plant

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The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) is all set to become the first ever metro system in
the country to install ‘Roof Top Solar Power Plants’ at its metro stations.

The first ever such plant with a production capacity of 500 kWp will be installed at the Dwarka Sector 21 metro station. A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) regarding the installation of the plant was signed between DMRC and the developer, a multinational firm engaged in the installation and production of solar power worldwide, in the presence of DMRC’s Managing Director, Sh. Mangu Singh and other senior officials of DMRC.`

This is the largest roof top plant with such capacity in Delhi NCR region under the RESCO model.

Under this model, the DMRC will pay for the units generated by the plant and the capital investment shall be provided by the developer. The plant is expected to start production within a period of six months. The power produced from this plant will be used to cater to the power requirements of DMRC at this station.

After the installation of this roof top plant, DMRC will also explore the possibility of installing more such plants at its stations, depots, parking lots as well as residential complexes. Efforts are also being made to integrate such solar plants with the station structures of Phase 3.

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Source :  Akshay Urja.

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