Indian Army Inaugurated its 1st Green Solar Energy Harnessing Plant of 56 KVA (KiloVolt-Ampere) in North Sikkim. The Plant uses Vanadium based battery Technology and is situated at an Altitude of 16000 Ft.
- The project has been completed in collaboration with IIT Mumbai.
- It was completed by a team from IIT Mumbai which was led by Professor Prakash Ghosh and troops of the Indian Army.
- The project will benefit troops in forward areas and will be environment friendly.
In March 2020, Indian Army decided to electrify the areas of its Siachen, the world’s highest battlefield with Clean Solar Energy and reduce carbon footprint.
India’s Renewable Energy Targets
- India Targets 175 GW Renewable Energy by 2022 – 100 GW Solar, 60 GW Wind, 10 GW Bio-Energy, 5 GW Small Hydro.
- India also set a target to achieve 450 GW renewable energy by 2030.
- At present, 93 GigaWatts (GW) of RE capacity have been installed in India.
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i.November 10, 2020, An agreement was signed between Rajasthan Government, NTPC & SECI to establish Ultra Mega Renewal Energy Power Park for illuminating India’s border areas with Pakistan in Rajasthan.
About Indian Army
Chief of Army Staff – General MM Naravane
Headquarters – New Delhi