Solar power project starts at HAL airport

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BENGALURU: To harness solar energy, a 3.5MW solar power project has been taken up by the HAL at its airport in the city. The project spread over 23 acres with 12,985 solar modules installed was inaugurated by HAL CMD T Suvarna Raju on Friday.

“We are pleased to be a part of this environment friendly initiative by focusing on renewable energy to meet our demand for electricity. It is perfect example of promoting climate protection and conserving precious energy resources,he said. The power requirement of LCA-Tejas Division would be met to begin with, he added.

The project is commissioned by the Amplus Energy Solutions. Speaking on the occasion, Sanjeev Aggarwal, Managing Director & CEO, AES, commended HAL’s decision to install a significant renewable energy capacity for its power consumption in Bengaluru.
As part of its commitment given to the government, HAL is in the process of establishing 50 MW capacity renewable energy in next two years. The Company plans to install 35.8 MW capacity solar plants. Out of this, 9.275 MW will be from roof-top solar systems. Approximately, 15 MW capacity will be from wind power plants. In July this year, HAL had taken a lead in commissioning 6.3 MW wind power plant at Harapanahalli in Davangere district of Karnataka to meet the Company’s captive power needs in Bengaluru, according to a release issued by HAL.

HAL is also evaluating the proposal for setting up 150MW capacity solar power plants in partnership with BEL and MDL. The plants will be set up in the land owned by Ordnance Factories across India. The power produced will be sold to respective Ordnance Factories, the release added.

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