CHENNAI: Chennai Metro Rail has commissioned solar power plants at Alandur and St Thomas Mount metro stations with a total capacity of 1120 KW. Solar plants have been installed on rooftops at these metro stations.
The plants are expected to generate around 1,51,200 units per month. They would help save around Rs 69, 49,152 lakhs per year, a release from CMRL said.
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 a monthly tariff basis payment.
Earlier, solar plants were launched at Koyambedu metro station and depot.
Now the installed capacity of CMRL’s roof top solar power is 3.0 MW in total. Another 4.6 MW rooftop solar power installation is under progress and is expected to be completed by end of this year 2018, according to the statement.