2017-06-30 / Rooftop Solar
A Smart Future – Kochi Metro goes solar in partnership with Hero Future Energies
Being futuristic was definitely on the mind of Kochi Metro Rail Corporation (KMRL). The pride of travelling in an energy efficient ride is not an ordinary one especially when HFE’s state-of-the-art solar engineering is part of a project. We want to thank our amazing Rooftop Solar Team for executing this project with full force through their expertise to create a clean & green future, not only for Kochi Metro but more importantly for India!
Sunil Jain, CEO of Hero Future Energies said, “We are happy to partner in this green initiative by Kochi Metro Rail Corporation (KMRL). This project has been one of our key milestones in rooftop solar vertical and has become a reality because of cooperation from every one. The 4 MW solar plant is on a RESCO model, where we will be billing KMRL for their electricity consumption across all their earmarked stations. Our contribution to environment is in the tune of 5000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent emissions annually from this project. The stringent safety precautions required at such critical project have been followed thoroughly by our team. Hero Future Energies (HFE) has been actively participating in green initiatives of railways authorities with 4 MW project of Western Railways in the execution stage.”
Elias George, KMRL’s MD states, “The reason why Kochi Metro went solar is that we have as self sufficient energy as possible, eco-friendly as possible and less reliant on carbon consumables. So we started this whole process of inducting solar into the whole system and we went through a process to select a partner and HFE came into process run by us and so far the experience has been very good.”
Here’s an overview of its efficient solarized features –