INS Sarvekshak goes green
Indian Navy’s survey vessel INS Sarvekshak has gone green by installing a solar power system on board.
The navy said the system, equipped on the ship, works using sunlight and hence, is 100% reliable for power source that can be used for communication equipment, battery charging and general lightings onboard round the clock with battery outputs during the night.
The system is “maintenance free” whereas the diesel generator requires regular maintenance, it said.
“Even if the system is used for 25 days in one year, the system can repay its cost in less than 10 years while protecting the nature,” navy officials said.
By installing the 5 KW solar power system, the vessel will be able to avoid around 165kg of carbon a day, 60,225 kg of carbon a year plus 22,995 litres of diesel.
“So in its 25 years of life cycle, the total carbon saved is around 15 lakh kg and 5.75 lakh litres of diesel by this innovation,” the navy said.