Metro Cash,Carry, Amplus to install solar rooftops at outlets

New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) Metro Cash & Carry (Metro) on Tuesday announced that it has partnered with Amplus Energy Solutions to install solar rooftop projects at select Metro outlets across India.

“Metro will begin with solar rooftop units at five of its outlets in Telangana, West Bengal and Punjab, and intends to follow up with more installations in the coming months,” a company statement said.

“Amplus Energy will invest around Rs 25 crore to install solar rooftops at Metro outlets in five states – Rajasthan, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab and West Bengal,” it added.

Gurugram-based Amplus will handle installation, operation and maintenance of the project for at least 25 years, the statement said.

“Our association will help us drastically reduce our dependence on coal- or diesel-based power generation for our outlets and move to clean and renewable energy consumption,” Metro Chief Executive Arvind Mediratta said in the statement.

Amplus Energy Chief Executive Sanjeev Aggarwal said: “The large format retail outlets provide a perfect avenue for us to install solar rooftop panels.”