SunEdison deploys 1.9 MW of PV at new metro line in India
Rooftop solar system in India. Author: Coshipi. License: Creative Commons, Attribution-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic
US renewables major SunEdison Inc (NYSE:SUNE) said Sunday it has installed 1.9 MW of photovoltaic (PV) arrays at the buildings of Delhi Metro Rail Corp’s (DMRC) newest line.
The company equipped the roofs of the stations and the depot of the recently completed Badarpur-Faridabad line with eight separate solar systems, making it the first one in the DMRC network to integrate PV into the design of the facilities. SunEdison Services will be in charge of the operation and maintenance (O&M) of the installations, including asset management, monitoring and reporting.
“These systems took only two months to build and will generate electricity for the metro line for 25 to 30 years with little maintenance cost,” SunEdison Asia-Pacific and Sub-Saharan Africa president, Pashupathy Gopalan, noted. They are expected to produce a combined 2.5 GWh each year, enough to offset 1,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions annually and save over 800 tonnes of coal per year, the firm calculates.
At present, SunEdison is installing 1.7 MW of PV capacity at the rail company's Yamuna Bank station and Yamuna Bankyard, according to the press release.