New Delhi [India], Nov 10 (ANI): Union Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday launched a 5-megawatt peak (MWp) project of solar plants engineered by Vivaan Solar, a solar PV installation and development company at Hazrat Nizamuddin, Anand Vihar, Old Delhi and New Delhi stations.
Spread over 7000 Sq m with a capacity of 700 KWp and power generation of about 1,00,000 units, The Hazrat Nizamuddin plant is likely to save a total of 75 tonnes of carbon emission per month.
Similarly, the plant at Old Delhi railway station is of 1500 KWp capacity, generating 2, 00,000 units of power per month and saving 160 tonnes of carbon emission.
The solar plant installed at New Delhi railway station is of 2050 KWp capacity from which 2, 50,000 units of power is generated and 200 tonnes of carbon emission is being reduced per month.
Besides this, the plant installed at Anand Vihar railway station is of 800 KWp from which 1, 00,000 units of energy will be generated and 80 tonnes of carbon emission is saved per month.
This project of Vivaan Solar and Northern Railways is aimed at reducing the national transporter's carbon footprints to around 6,082 tonnes and will save Rs. 421.4 lakh for the railways annually. As per the contract, it is also decided that the company will monitor and maintain the power plants for the first 25 years and the payment cost is settled up at Rs 4.14 per unit on energy consumed, as of now.
"It's a grand success for Vivaan Solar to kick-start the first solar power project of Northern Railways within the stipulated period of time and helping them get rid of fuel and coal expenses of around Rs. 421.4 lakh. This project has further cemented the company's position as one of the best and highly competitive contenders in the solar industry," said director Ffinance Vivaan Solar, Amit Bansal.
Vivaan Solar recently launched a mobile app 'My Vivaan App' to make people aware of the benefits of solar power. With the help of this app, Vivaan's consumers can keep themselves updated about daily consumption, operation, maintenance status, billing, and so on. (ANI)