KOCHI (Metro Rail News): Shri Loknath Behera, managing director of Kochi Metro Rail Limited, inaugurated an 824.1 KWP ground-mounted solar plant for testing on Friday at Kochi metro’s Muttom depot (KMRL).
KMRL will be able to generate around 3,000 units of power per day as a result of this, allowing the agency to cover 42 per cent of its overall power needs on its own.
By 2022, the metro agency plans to install solar panels in the Muttom track region and the surrounding land area, generating an additional 2 MW of power. Because metro operations are dependent on electrical power, “KMRL plans to develop the use of solar energy in an inclusive manner to ensure maximum usage from the existing solar potential in this region”, stated Mr Behera.
They believe that the green energy measures will reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 3,53,625 tonnes per year, comparable to planting 5,65,800 teak trees over the project’s lifetime.