Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

CleanTechnica
India’s largest subway system is set up to fully switch to solar power from next year on, with an aim of reducing its growing carbon footprint.

Clean Power

India’s Largest Subway System Will Fully Switch To Solar Next Year

India’s largest subway system is set up to fully switch to solar power from next year on, with an aim of reducing its growing carbon footprint.

Originally published on CleanTechies.

India’s largest subway system is set up to fully switch to solar power from next year on, with an aim of reducing its growing carbon footprint.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation chief Mangu Singh told reporters that the subway system will fully shift to solar power to run trains and support infrastructure, like lighting at stations, starting next year.

DMRC will maintain backup power systems in case of any eventuality. There have been no reports so far to indicate that the DMRC will use battery storage systems as well.

Currently, DMRC has a peak demand of 150 megawatts, which is expected to increase to 250 megawatts on network expansion. DMRC has signed an agreement with Rewa solar power park, proposed for installation in the state of Madhya Pradesh, to acquire 250 megawatts of electricity. Power from that project should start flowing next year. The solar power park is expected to have a total installed capacity of 750 megawatts.

Delhi Metro already operates several rooftop solar power systems at many of its stations. The rooftop system fulfil the electricity needs of the stations. The Corporation is set to expand this network of rooftop solar power systems, and targets an installed rooftop solar capacity of 50 megawatts by 2020.

Since its inception Delhi Metro has taken several measures to reduce its carbon footprint and maintain sustainability. Coaches used by Delhi Metro have regenerative braking systems installed.

Reprinted with permission.

 
Don't want to miss a cleantech story? Sign up for daily news updates from CleanTechnica on email. Or follow us on Google News!
 

Have a tip for CleanTechnica, want to advertise, or want to suggest a guest for our CleanTech Talk podcast? Contact us here.
Advertisement
 
 

Written By

An avid follower of latest developments in the Indian renewable energy sector.

Comments

You May Also Like

Cars

Although most vehicular traffic in India is two- and three-wheeled, it is still exciting to see the numbers of four-wheeled personal vehicles going electric...

Cars

As the world accelerates the transition to electric vehicles, it is important for the world’s largest markets to lead the way in terms of...

Biofuels

At the coal face of a conference that involved governmental figures, academics, logistics customers and OEMs, the detailed technical conversations are almost all about...

Cars

After a very slow start, the Indian battery-electric car market is starting to get exciting. BYD is expanding its presence in the country, shifting...

Copyright © 2023 CleanTechnica. The content produced by this site is for entertainment purposes only. Opinions and comments published on this site may not be sanctioned by and do not necessarily represent the views of CleanTechnica, its owners, sponsors, affiliates, or subsidiaries.