Rooftop solar energy panels to be set up in all CAPF establishments

Article Republished By Javier Troconis

In order to realize green energy objectives and the GOI’s efforts towards a carbon-neutral economy, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) and Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) on 6th May 2022 in New Delhi, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The move will help generate solar power up to 71.68 megawatts and facilitate use of green power in a large number of security establishments throughout India.

As a step towards the Government of India’s efforts to promote renewable energy and thereby move towards a carbon neutral economy, the home ministry has initiated a proposal to install solar energy panels in the campuses of the CAPFs and the National Security Guard (NSG), the statement read.

Accordingly, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed on May 6 between the home ministry and the Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECI) here in the presence of Union home secretary and secretary, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, the statement said.

This umbrella MoU envisages collaboration between the two parties for jointly undertaking installation of solar rooftop photovoltaic power panels.

The CAPFs – the CRPF, BSF, CISF, ITBP and SSB – have a combined strength of about 10 lakh personnel and they are deployed in different parts of the country in various security duties.

On the basis of available data, the SECI has estimated a total solar power potential of 71.68 MW in the campuses of the CAPFs and the NSG.

The SECI, having expertise in the field of solar power projects, will either directly or through an agency or agencies selected through a competitive bidding process, supports the home ministry in implementing rooftop solar PV power panels.

(With Agency inputs)

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