Azure Power completes rooftop solar arrays, will sell power for 25-years to Dehli Metro Rail

Written By: Stratton Report
December 20, 2016

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On December 20, Azure Power announced the completion of the first phase of a 14-MW rooftop solar power plant for Delhi Metro Rail Corporation at the DMRC’s Sultanpur facility.

According to Azure, the tariff on the project is INR 5.55 per kWh ($ 0.083), with a total subsidy of INR 167.4 million ($ 2.514 million), with Azure supplying power for 25 years which will be utilized for DMRC’s operations.

Per the firm, the 14 MW project will be completed in phases and will cover several metro stations, workshops and parking lots.

Anup Kumar Gupta, Director (Electrical) for DMRC remarked:

“Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has taken a number of Green initiatives and steps to reduce its carbon footprint. The power generated from solar energy will not only fulfill our energy requirements but will also help in making the city cleaner and greener. DMRC has signed a PPA for 25 years with Azure Power to help us in this endeavour.”

Inderpreet Wadhwa, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Azure Power observed: “Azure has unique rooftop solar power solutions for infrastructure, commercial and industrial customers in cities across India to lower their energy cost and meet their greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reduction targets. We are pleased to partner with DMRC in reducing their GHG emissions through deployment of solar energy in their facilities across the capital city of New Delhi.”

Azure claims a portfolio of 500+ rooftops across 10 states under various stages for its customers.