Mumbai Metro One announced on Tuesday that it would install rooftop solar panels on all 12 stations on the 11 km Versova-Andheri-Ghatkopar corridor operated by it, as well as in the depot area.
“Rooftop solar panels will be installed at four locations in its depot and at all the 12 stations. The entire solar power generating system will have an installed capacity of 2.3 MW, out of which about 2 MW will be produced from the rooftop installations at stations and remaining from the panels set up at the depot,” the company said in a statement issued here.
Mumbai Metro One will also install light-emitting diode (LED) lighting at metro stations, depot, and administrative buildings to reduce its electricity consumption.
“The electricity generated from the solar panels will be utilised for non-traction use in activities like lighting, air-conditioning and maintenance,” it said.
Mumbai Metro’s auxiliary power requirement for non-traction use is 6.9 MW, 30 per cent of which will be met with solar energy once the system is up and running. The work on setting up rooftop solar panels will begin soon and take about six months to complete.
“This initiative is a part of the ‘go green go clean’ campaign launched to mark its second anniversary on June 8, 2016,” the statement added.