Solar plant to be installed at Kochi Metro’s Muttom yard, double its solar power usage

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd (KMRL) is gearing up to install one more solar plant at Muttom yard and increase the capacity of its solar power production. The new solar plant with a capacity to generate 2719 KW will be inaugurated on Monday.

With the opening of a new plant, the agency will be able to save `1.2 crore in electricity cost every year.

With the new solar power plant installed over four hectares, KMRL will be able to meet nearly 40 per cent of its total power requirements by itself.

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd is planning to set up solar panels in another two hectares of land at Muttom and in nine metro stations and produce an additional 5,400 KW power by next year.

Kochi Metro Rail Ltd will also set up solar panels by the side of tracks and ramps.

Currently from the installed solar power plant at Muttom and over 13 metro station KMRL generates 5,389 KW per day.

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