Metro Rail powered by solar energy implemented in Milan
The M1 (red line) of the Milan Metro is powered using solar energy generated from a solar power plant located on the roof the Azienda Trasporti Milanesi’s , Precotto depot. This twenty three thousand square metre installation has the capability to produce upto 1.4 million kilowatts of power every year. Moreover, this project was entirely funded by third parties and constructed by Delado Esco at their own cost. This translates into savings for Azienda Trasporti Milanesi and hence the common man. Apart from saving money, this project has greatly reduced carbon emissions. Since its activation at the end of 2009, it has helped reduce harmful CO2 emissions by approximately 70,000 kg.
When solar energy is to power such high requirement installations, even a small number can bring about a substantial reduce in the amount of energy generated using fossil fuels.