Solar panels installed atop Metro One depot in D.N Nagar, Andheri

Solar panels installed atop Metro One depot in D.N Nagar, Andheri
The 612 KWp capacity plant has 2,000 solar panels and is capable of fulfilling 25% the depot’s auxiliary energy requirements (Picture Courtesy: Andheri Lokhandwala Oshiwara Citizen’s Association)

After covering all 12 stations last year, authorities have now installed and commissioned a 612 KWp capacity roof-top solar power plant atop Mumbai Metro One depot in D.N Nagar, Andheri (West).

A total of 2,000 rooftop solar panels have been installed on the Metro Depot along with associated supporting and cabling works. The panels are in addition to the 2.30MW solar power capacity installed at all the 12 metro stations since April 2017.

According to officials, the Metro Depot solar project has been set up on Renewable Energy Service Co model with a power purchase agreement for 25 years, besides operations and maintenance for the entire period.

The 612 KWp rooftop plant will fulfill 25 percent of the auxiliary energy requirements of the Metro Depot’s campus.

The Reliance Infrastructure Ltd promoted Mumbai Metro One has 12 stations along the 11.40 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar route and began operations in 2014. It crosses a major landmark by ferrying over 1 crore commuters in November last year.

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