STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 17 September
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) today signed an MoU to carry out projects for the production of renewable solar power in the Delhi Metro premises.
 As per the MoU, both the organizations will collaborate for the development of Solar PV (Photovoltaic) projects (ground mounted, rooftop and other possible modes) at identified DMRC sites for the production of solar energy.  "After signing of this MoU, a pilot project, of 500 kw rooftop grid connected Solar PV project will be installed at one of the identified rooftops of the Delhi Metro stations. The two organizations will also explore the possibility of developing of another sites where Solar PV Plant can be set up," said metro spokesperson.  In order to carry out these projects, DMRC and SECI will constitute a Joint Development Team (JDT) of senior officials. Earlier, M/s GIZ, a federal enterprise of the Government of Germany, had supported DMRC&’s solar initiative under its COMSOLAR programme meant to facilitate International Co-operation for sustainable development.
 "The production of solar power through this MOU will help DMRC partially fulfill its energy requirements as well as reduce carbon footprints," added the spokesperson.