by NEWSNER , 2021-05-05 11:34:29
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.
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.
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.