New Delhi: In its attempt to conserve environment, Delhi Metro has become the country's first mass transit system to begin installing solar power plants on the roofs of its stations.
The first 500 kwp ‘Roof Top Solar Power Plant' is being installed at Dwarka Sector 21 metro station and is expected to be functional in six months.
A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for installing the plant was signed between Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (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, Mangu Singh and other officials.
This is the largest roof top plant with such capacity in Delhi-NCR region under RESCO model. Under this model, DMRC will pay for the units generated by the plant and the capital investment shall be provided by the developer. The power produced from this plant will be used to cater to the power requirements of DMRC at this station.