First Module of DMRC`s Roof Top Solar Power Plant Inaugurated at dwarka sector 21; Expected to Start Productions Next month
The first solar module of Delhi Metro’s inaugural ‘Roof Top Solar Power Plant’ was inaugurated today at the Dwarka Sector 21 Metro station. The plant, with a capacity of 500 kWp is expected to start generation by the end of next month.
With the beginning of power production next month, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will become the first ever Metro system in the country to install ‘Roof Top Solar Power Plants’ at its Metro stations.
Today, the first solar module of the plant was inaugurated at site by DMRC’s Director (Electrical) Sh. Anoop Kumar Gupta in the presence of officials from DMRC and GIZ, which has actively supported DMRC’s solar initiatives.
The power produced from this plant will be used to cater to the power requirements of DMRC at this station. A Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) regarding the installation of the plant was signed between DMRC and the developer, a multinational firm engaged in the installation and production of solar power worldwide last February.
This is the largest roof top plant with such capacity in Delhi NCR region under the RESCO model. Under this model, DMRC will pay for the units generated by the plant and the capital investment shall be provided by the developer.
DMRC is also exploring the possibility of installing more such plants at its stations, depots, parking lots as well as residential complexes. Efforts are also being made to integrate such solar plants with the station structures of Phase 3.