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SunEdison installs solar system on New Delhi metro

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SunEdison announced the successful installation and operation of eight solar systems for India's Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC).

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The newly finished Badarpur-Faridabad line is the first metro line in the DMRC network to integrate solar into the design of the buildings.

The solar systems are built on the roofs of the stations and depot and are expected to generate 1.9 megawatts (MW) of clean, reliable, and cost effective solar power.

The solar systems are expected to generate 2.5 gigawatt-hours of electricity a year, and avoid the emission of 1,700 metric tons of carbon dioxide each year, the equivalent of taking 363 cars off the road or preventing more than 800 metric tons of coal from being burned.

SunEdison is building similar solar power plants generating 1.7 MW at the rail company's Yamuna Bank station and Yamuna Bank yard.

Operation and maintenance of the solar power plants will be performed by SunEdison Services, which provides global 24/7 asset management, monitoring and reporting services.

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