Only a handful of Delhiites know that the city’s rapidly growing metro system will meet about 90 per cent of its power needs through solar energy. The power will come from the Rewa Solar Power Project in Madhya Pradesh, one of the world’s largest single-site solar plants.
Last year, the Delhi Metro was named the ‘world’s first green metro’ after it received a green certification for all its major buildings. The certification does not come easy.
Apart from reducing CO2 emissions to the tune of 1.54 million tonnes a year, the lower costs of solar power will also save the Delhi Metro Rs 1,400 crore over the course of its project life. Read More