Chennai Metro Rail commissions another 1120 KWp Solar PV Power Plant

Chennai Metro Rail commissions another 1120 KWp Solar PV Power Plant

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Date of Post: 27 Nov, 2018

Chennai: Chennai Metro Rail successfully commissioned another 1120 KWp Solar PV Power Plant in Roof Top area of two Elevated Stations namely Alandur and St. Thomas Mount Stations and in the Ground areas at Metro Rail Depot, Koyambedu, according to a release.

It is expected to generate around 1,51,200 units per month and saves around Rs.69, 49,152 lakhs per year, the release said.

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  • It said, CMRL being very much committed to achieve energy security, to reduce carbon emission & Green energy concept by generating renewable energy by installing Roof Top Solar PV Power System in different premises of Roof Top Area and Ground Area of Metro Rail depot, Elevated and Under Ground Stations.

  • These Solar Plant Projects were executed under Zero Capital Investment by CMRL and based on RESCO Model under Solar energy Corporation of India (SECI ) Scheme, on monthly Tariff basis payment, it said.
  • This method of Generated Solar Power will be utilised for technical demands.
  • The release said, now the installed capacity of Roof Top Solar Power by CMRL is 3.0 MW in total.
  • Another 4.6 MW Roof Top Solar Power installation is under progress and is expected to be completed by end of this year 2018, it said.

All Image Credit: Chennai Metro Rail

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