Indian Navy to Setup 19 MW Solar Power by 2018

solar power in Naval Stations

Indian Navy has pledged 1.5 percent of its works budget to renewable energy generation, and contribute towards national mission of achieving 100 GW solar power by 2022.

To achieve the national mission of 100 GW solar power installations by 2022, the Indian Navy will be adding up 19 MW of solar PV by 2018, in three phases. Also, the naval defence unit of India has pledged 1.5 per cent of its works budget, towards renewable energy generation.

Under this programme, solar PV projects are being undertaken in Naval Stations across all Commands. Naval Stations, with scarce available land, have resorted to the innovative idea of deploying rooftop solar PV panels, to harness the solar energy.

With innovation driving military technology, a maiden attempt has been made towards use of renewable energy on-board a naval platform, with solar panels fitted on top of Helo Hangar of one of the ships towards producing electricity for battery charging.

Source: BS

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