1.5 MW Solar Plant Goes Live at Delhi Metro’s Mukundpur Depot

Rays Power Experts has announced that they’ve successfully installed and commissioned a 1.5 MW solar plant at the under construction 58.596 km Pink Line’s Mukundpur Depot in north Delhi! While this may seem minuscule compared to the metro’s current peak power requirement of 150 MW and future requirement of 250 MW by the time Phase 3 becomes fully operational in 2018, it does definitely help in making the depot’s buildings self sufficient.

The DMRC has over the past year installed solar plants at various stations such as Anand Vihar, Pragati Maidan (see complete list) & the Yamuna Bank Depot totaling 3.2 MW, and recently announced their intention to have an installed capacity of 20MW by 2016-end and 50MW by 2021-end. Here are some posts from the past with some nice images which might interest you:

• Delhi Metro’s HUDA City Centre in Gurgaon Adds 100 kWp Solar Power Plant

• Delhi Metro Installs 9 New Solar Plants on Violet Line

Satellite view of the depot:

Northern section of Delhi Metro's Pink line

Location of Mukundpur Depot – view Delhi Metro Phase 3 map & information


Solar panels atop one of the buildings – Photo Copyright: DMRC

See the new Hyundai Rotem train in the background? Here’s a closer look of it:


Photo Copyright: DMRC

For a complete list of the train’s new features & measures taken to add comfort, see: 15 Brilliant New Images of Delhi Metro’s Pink Line Trains.

For more updates, check out the Delhi section of The Metro Rail Guy!


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