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Delhi Metro Rooftop Solar Power

Transforming Delhi's metro stations to generate renewable energy

India
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India's capital has been named the most polluted city in the world by the World Health Organisation. However, the DMRC, which transports Delhi's millions of residents, is paving the way for India to reach its target of using renewable energy for 57% of the country's total energy capacity by 2027.

Location
India
Type
Solar power
Registry
Standards
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Sustainable Development Goals

4. Quality Education

Personnel training

to ensure skilled running of the project

7. Affordable and Clean Energy

19,000 MWh of clean and renewable energy

generated on average per year

8. Decent work and economic growth

Employment opportunities

in the construction phase and on a permanent basis

9. Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

48,000 solar modules over 31 sites

built to promote sustainable infrastructure

13. Climate Action

18,000 tonnes of CO2e

reduced on average per year

The Solution

This project involves the installation of solar panels in 31 of the DMRC sites around Delhi. The project replaces fossil fuel generated electricity, instead exporting clean and renewable solar power to the national grid.

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The Impact

This project aids the fulfillment of India's progressive renewable energy target; reducing harmful carbon emissions by replacing fossil fuels with clean and renewable solar power. The project has also boosted the economy by creating employment and leading the way for innovative sustainable industrialisation.

Project ID: 301961