India’s seaports to get solarized
The Ministry of Shipping recently said it is installing solar and wind based power systems at all the major ports across the country. It aims to set up 90.64 MW of Solar Energy Capacity at twelve Major Ports and 70 MW of Wind Energy Capacity at four Major Ports by 2017.
These major ports have started the process of setting-up the renewable energy projects from their profit earnings, the ministry said.
The total financial cost of the solar projects will be Rs 407.7 crores.
The wind energy projects will be executed in three Major Ports namely Kandla, V.O. Chidambaranar Port and Kamarajar Port. The total MW capacity of the wind energy projects is estimated to be 70 MW.