Delhi Metro’s roof-top solar project gets registered with UN climate framework
The Delhi Metro’s initiative to install roof-top solar power plants at its premises has become the “first-ever” green project to be registered with a UN framework on climate change for any metro or railway system in the world. The clean development mechanism project has been registered with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) under the ‘small scale category’ for facilities with an installed solar capacity of less than 15 MW, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) today said. “The DMRC-run roof-top solar facilities have an installed capacity of 14.983 MWp which translates to an estimated electricity generation of 19,687 MWh annually,” the Delhi Metro said.
MWp or mega watt peak refers to the peak level of the capacity in MW.
A total of 31 grid-connected roof-top solar power facilities across the stations, depots, receiving sub-stations and residential colonies of DMRC were identified for this clean development mechanism project.