DMRC to tap solar power for its energy needs

Last Updated: Tue, Sep 17, 2013 11:20 hrs

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) The Delhi Metro would soon be partially fulfilling its power requirements with solar energy, officials said Tuesday.

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.

As a result, the production of solar power will help DMRC partially fulfill its energy requirements as well as reduce carbon footprints, said the official.

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 pilot project of a rooftop grid connected solar project will be installed at one of the identified rooftops of the Metro stations soon," said a statement.

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.

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