Metro Cash & Carry has partnered with Amplus Energy Solutions to install solar rooftop projects at select Metro outlets across India.
Metro will begin with solar rooftop units at five of its outlets in Telangana, West Bengal and Punjab, and intends to follow up with more installations in the coming months.
Gurugram-based Amplus will invest around ₹25 crore to install solar rooftops at Metro outlets in five States. It will handle installation, operation and maintenance of the project for at least 25 years.
Arvind Mediratta, Managing Director & CEO, Metro Cash & Carry, said in a statement: “Our association will help us drastically reduce our dependence on coal- or diesel-based power generation for our outlets and move to clean and renewable energy consumption. We have been operating on solar thermal systems and photovoltaic arrays in our stores for several years now in other countries.”
Amplus solar units will trim power consumption costs by reducing the power generated per unit, he added.
Sanjeev Aggarwal, Managing Director & CEO, Amplus Energy, said “The large format retail outlets provide a perfect avenue for us to install solar rooftop panels.”