Mumbai Metro Installs Solar Rooftop System over D N Nagar Depot

A total of 2000 solar rooftop panels have been installed atop the depot which will generate 0.9 million units of  the power every year bringing in an annual saving of Rs 50 lakh.

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Mumbai Metro One Private Limited (MMOPL) which is promoted by Reliance Infrastructure has installed solar panels on the roof of one of its depot.

The 612 KWp capacity solar rooftop system is installed at D.N. Nagar, Andheri west depot. A total of 2000 solar rooftop panels have been installed atop the depot which will generate 0.9 million units of  the power every year bringing in an annual saving of Rs 50 lakh.

Mumbai Metro has signed a 25 year power purchase agreement along with the operaton and maintenance clause. Mumbai metro already has an existing capacity of 2.30 MW installed at all the 12 metro stations in operation, since 2017. The new rooftop solar system takes the total installed solar capacity of Mumbai Metro to 3 MW.

The solar panel set up under the RESCO model will fulfill 25% of the depot’s auxiliary power requirements. The electricity generated from all the solar panels installed in the metro stations is used for powering lighting, air-conditioning, lifts, escalators and water pumps.

The initiative is a part of Mumbai Metro One’s `Go Green Go Clean’ campaign launched to mark its second anniversary. Metro One’s annual auxiliary power requirement for non-traction use is approximately 11MW.

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