According to reports, METRO Cash & Carry has partnered with Amplus Energy Solutions to install solar rooftop projects at selected METRO outlets across India.
As a leading wholesaler, METRO will begin with solar rooftop units at 5 of its outlets in Telangana, West Bengal and Punjab, and intends to follow up with more installations in the coming months.
Amplus would invest around Rs. 25 crore to install rooftop solar on the METRO outlets in Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and West Bengal.
The Gurgaon-based Amplus will install the solar at METRO outlets, operate and maintain the project for a minimum period of 25 years.
Arvind Mediratta, Managing Director & CEO, METRO Cash & Carry, in a statement said “Our association will help us drastically reduce our dependence on coal or diesel based power generation for our outlets and move to clean and renewable energy consumption. We have been operating on solar thermal systems and photovoltaic arrays in its stores for several years now in other countries.”
He further added, “Amplus solar units will be economical on the power consumption cost by reducing the power generated per unit.”
Sanjeev Aggarwal, Managing Director & CEO, Amplus Energy said “The large format retail outlets provide a perfect avenue for us to install solar rooftop panels.”
Amplus is currently serving more than 30 clients in over 200 locations across India. It plans to achieve 100 MW of solar rooftop projects in this fiscal year with over 50MW already clocked in.
Metro Cash & Carry plans to reduce its CO2 emissions by 1,72,500 MT.