New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, in a first, would be using solar energy to power its operations. The move to a more environment-friendly source of power would save potentially millions of tonnes of carbon waste in the coming years.
According to the report, The DMRC has finally started receiving solar power from the Rewa Solar Power Project in Madhya Pradesh.
Moreover, in addition to auxiliary requirements like lighting and air conditioning, solar power will also be used for operational requirements of the DMRC.
With this development, Delhi Metro project is in line to be the first metro project in the world that is in line to be completely solar powered. Currently, the DMRC is receiving 27 MW power from the Rewa Solar Project which helps run almost 60 per cent of its electrical needs.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation will go fully solar, from its power needs for not just lights and ACs but also for the running of its trains as well. The need to shift to non-polluting sources of energy is the need of the hour as the burning carbon-based fuels like petrol and diesel has caused severe damage to the environment, resulting in global warming.