Mumbai Metro One Private Ltd.’s solar contractor Waaree Energies has announced the completion of a 2.29 MW rooftop solar plant across all 12 elevated stations and the Four Bungalows Depot on Mumbai Metro’s 11.4 km Line-1 between Versova – Andheri – Ghatkopar.
The system’s installation began in June 2017 as part of MMOPL’s ‘Go Green Go Clean’ campaign to meet a part of its power requirements through renewable energy. When commissioned, the solar panels will take care of 30% of the stations & depot’s power requirements for lighting fixtures, air conditioners, escalators and elevators. It is also expected to reduce about 2700 tons of carbon emissions per annum.
Similar solar plants of varying capacities have been commissioned at Delhi, Chennai, Kochi and Nagpur’s metro systems – see related posts here.
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