According to reports, Indian solar power Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) company RaysExperts has announced it has commissioned a 5.5 Megawatt solar project for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).
The project has the capacity to produce 87 million units of power every year. “RaysExperts’ solar installation will supply power to multiple metro stations, cleaning bays, parking yards and other metro rail supporting facilities,” the company said in a statement.
RaysExperts claimed this will be one of the largest distributed rooftop solar plants setup across India. Spread across 42 different roofs, the entire power plant has a capacity of 725 Kilowatt Peak (KWp) while the average capacity is 131 KWp.
Delhi Metro is the twelfth-largest public metro system in the world serving 160 stations spanning across 213 kilometers and helping 3 million commuters daily. The system consumes large amount of electricity and a major share from the city’s electrical grid consumption.
“As a consequence, it accounts for a large amount of CO2 gas emissions and also becomes costlier with each passing year. The power generated from our solar installation system has the potential to offset 7,200 Tonnes CO2 every year,” the company quoted its founder Rahul Gupta as saying in the release.
This comes in the backdrop of the Indian solar power sector gaining traction with a record solar tariff of Rs 2.97 per Kilowatt Hour (kWh) being achieved through competitive bidding. According to the ministry of new and renewable energy, 6,800 Mw solar capacity was added In 2016-17.