PV developer SunEdison has installed eight solar systems for India’s Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC), which is the biggest consumer of electricity in the state of Delhi.
The completed Badarpur-Faridabad line is the first metro line of the DMRC to have solar integrated into the design of its buildings. The 1.9MW capacity PV systems are expected to generate 2.5GWh of electricity annually.
Pashupathy Gopalan, SunEdison's president of Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa, said: “Millions of people rely on the Delhi Metro each day and by installing SunEdison's solar system in eight of the metro lines, we are excited that these commuters will be able to benefit from a clean and reliable source of electricity.
“These systems took only two months to build and will generate electricity for the metro line for 25 to 30 years with little maintenance cost.”
DMRC first announced it was looking for a solar project developer back in June this year.
SunEdison is building similar solar 1.7MW capacity plants at the DMRC’s Yamuna Bank station and Yamuna Bank yard. SunEdison Services will provide operation and maintenance of the solar power plants.