For its power requirements the Delhi Metro rail would soon be using solar energy. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to execute renewable solar power projects in its premises, DMRC said on September 17.
SECI is a not for profit company under the New and Renewable Energy Ministry working with an objective of developing solar technologies and solar power plants in India.
The solar power adoption will help DMRC partially fulfill its energy requirements as well as reduce carbon footprints. As per the MoU, the DMRC and SECI will collaborate for the development of solar projects which includes ground, rooftop and other possible mountings of solar panels at identified DMRC sites.
A statement said that a pilot project of a rooftop grid connected solar project will be installed at one of the identified rooftops of the Metro stations soon.