Indian Navy To Harness Oceans and Solar Power To Reduce Carbon Footprint

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  • 09:34 AM, June 6, 2016
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Indian Navy To Harness Oceans and Solar Power To Reduce Carbon Footprint
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The Indian Navy in a move to reduce its carbon footprint has set a target of producing 21 MW of solar power and is also eyeing at generating power from oceans.

For this, it has pledged to use 1.5 per cent of its work budget for generating renewable energy, the navy said in a statement on World Environment Day.

An official statement said the navy has set itself an "aggressive target" of 21 MW solar power installation, to be implemented in three phases. The initiative is in line with the National Mission for achieving 100 GW solar system installations by 2022, IANS reported Sunday.

"Additionally, the navy has also pledged to use 1.5 percent of its works budget towards renewable energy generation," the statement said.

"Under this scheme, solar projects are being undertaken at various naval stations across all Commands. Naval stations, with scarce available land, have resorted to the deploying rooftop solar PV panels," it said.

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