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First Solar Plant Launched by Indian Army in Sikkim

  by NEWSNER , 2021-05-05 11:34:29

First Solar Plant Launched by Indian Army in Sikkim

The Indian Army on April 30, 2021, launched the primary Green solar power plant in North Sikkim to harness renewable energy for its troops.


The Green solar power plant with a capacity of 56 KVA, at an altitude of 16,000 ft, will use vanadium-based battery technology.


P Khongsai, the general public Relation Officer (Defence), Guwahati, informed that the project has been accomplished together with IIT, Mumbai.


A team of colleagues from IIT, Mumbai, led by Prof Prakash Ghosh and troops, finished the project against extreme climate.


More Green Projects by the Indian Army:


The Indian Army launched a solar plant at Jalandhar Cantonment as a neighborhood of the ‘Go Green’ initiative. They chose World Earth Day to launch the plant.


The project comprises 3,176 indigenous solar panels that produce 1 MW of solar power. It serves the hospital within the cantonment area.


About Vanadium:


Vanadium, in India, was first found in January 2021 in Arunachal Pradesh.

India currently consumes 4 percent of Vanadium within the world. China is that the largest producer of Vanadium.


Vanadium, a transitional metal and a good conductor of heat and electricity, is employed to strengthen steel, make nuclear reactors, space vehicles, steel alloys, and make renewable sources of energy.


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