CleanMax Solar, a solar power provider in India, has bagged a contract to power Chennai Metro with clean solar power.
The venture will involve the installation of rooftop and ground mounted solar PV plants at 12 Metro stations and the Koyambedu Maintenance depot in Chennai, providing low-cost and renewable solar energy for CMRL’s operations, the company said.
Once fully operational, the total capacity of rooftops and ground mounted power systems CMRL’s facilities will be 6 MW, which will make it once of the largest onsite solar projects in India.
Chennai Metro’s transition to sustainable energy is expected to reduce carbon dioxide emission by 7438 tons per annum and help save INR 150 lakh per annum.
The move is also in tandem with the Government of India’s vision of moving towards a sustainable nation via renewable energy by 2022.
The Chennai Metro project represents another milestone in CleanMax Solar’s mission to support public infrastructure projects through solar power. Earlier the company has won rooftop projects at Kempegowda International Airport in Bangalore.
“We look forward to working with civic authorities and the Chennai Metro technical teams to roll out this large and complex onsite solar project, and we are confident that it will set the benchmark for other government ventures to follow suit,” said Andrew Hines, co-founder , CleanMax Solar.