DELHI: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has planned to install a rooftop solar power plant with a generation capacity of 500 kWh on Dwarka Sector-21 Metro station. The plant is expected to start production in six months, DMRC officials said.
“After the installation of this rooftop plant, DMRC will also explore the possibility of installing more such plants at its stations, depots, parking lots and residential complexes,” Anuj Dayal, chief spokesperson, DMRC, said.
He said efforts were being made to integrate such solar plants with Metro Phase-III stations.
According to DMRC, the capital investment for the plant will be provided by the developer of the plant, who will then charge DMRC for the power generated by the plant. “The energy so generated will be utilised towards fulfilling station requirements of Dwarka Sector-21,” Dayal said.
A purchasing power agreement to that effect has already been signed between DMRC and the developer of the solar plant.
“This step is in line with efforts towards increased use of renewable sources of energy. In 2011, DMRC was certified by UN as the first Metro system in the world to get carbon credits for reducing greenhouse gas emission,” Dayal said.