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Assam: Narengi Military Station to Be Made Renewable by the Indian Army.

The goal, according to the GOC of Subarea 51, is to reduce carbon emissions as much as possible.

Assam: Narengi Military Station to Be Made Renewable by the Indian Army.

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  3 Jun 2023 8:30 AM GMT

GUWAHATI: The Indian Army intends to transform Guwahati's Narengi Military Station into a fully renewable-based military installation in an effort to slow global warming.

A green solar energy plant with a 1 MW (Mega Watt) capacity has been erected by the Indian army at the military base for this effort, in order to serve the Indian army's soldiers.

According to army authorities, they intend to increase the solar energy plant's capacity to 3 MW. In its first green solar energy facility, it claimed to have employed solar panels made in India.

Renewable energy is produced by the sun, wind, or water. To improve the living circumstances of its soldiers, the army is searching for a reliable power source at high elevations.

A system of real-time data acquisition and required parameter monitoring was also installed for the analysis of power generation every day. This system included weather parameter sensors like wind direction and speed sensors, solar radiation sensors, humidity sensors, temperature sensors, and barometer pressure sensors.

Around 0.7 MW of power has been delivered by the current solar energy facility.

General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 51 Sub Area at Narengi, Major General RK Jha, reported that the Indian army has begun the process of building a solar power plant with a 1 MW capacity.

"We have taken various steps making solar power plant of 1 MW capacity. In step two, we are going to use our rooftops to put solar panels and we will use them for our own consumption. Our carbon footprint is very minimum. We also undertake lots of plantation drives. The Narengi Military Station has covered around 3300 acres of land and out of which only 300 acres are built up and 3000 acres is a green patch. In collaboration with the Assam Forest department, we do the large scale of tree plantation using our own troops, their families, children," Jha said.

"If we have to go completely green we need to harness solar and wind and use new technology,” he added.

"Our endeavour is to achieve as much of reduction of carbon footprint. I think that in the next 5 to 10 years we should be definitely achieved 50 per cent more of a reduction of carbon footprint," the GOC of 51 Sub Area said.

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