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Delhi Metro launches its first solar power plant (In Pictures)

New Delhi: The first solar module of Delhi Metro's introductory inaugural ‘Roof Top Solar Power Plant' has been inaugurated at the Dwarka sector 21 metro station.  The plant has a power generating capacity of 500

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Updated on: August 25, 2014 15:33 IST
With this solar power plant, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will become the first ever metro system in the country to install this plant ‘Roof Top Solar Power Plants' at its stations.

An official of Delhi Metro said the power produced from this plant will meet the power requirements of the DMRC at this station.

A power purchase agreement (PPA) regarding the installation of the plant was signed last February between the Delhi Metro and a multinational firm that is engaged in installation of solar power plants.

This is the largest roof top plant with such capacity in Delhi National Capital 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 Delhi Metro is also looking at the possibility of installing more such plants at its stations, depots, parking lots as well as residential complexes.

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