Army sets up largest solar project at high altitude in Leh

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JAMMU — The Army on Friday said that the largest solar project at a high altitude in the entire Leh–Ladakh UT has been established by Air Force Station, Leh.

“On the concept of “Make In India” of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the project was conceptualized and executed to provide sustainable energy alternative to fossil fuel and traditional method,” Defence spokesman, Lieutenant Colonel Devender Anand said.

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He said that the project namely “Provision of Solar Photovoltaic Power Plant 1.5 MW at Air Force Station Leh” has been completed within 12 months (actual nine months of working season) well before the completion deadline i.e., March 31, 2021.

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The Defence spokesman said that it is the largest installed solar project till date out of the target of 300 MW in three phase for Defence sectors and 14 MW for Leh region as set by GoI, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy.

“This project costs 122.00 Cr. The project has recently been inaugurated by Air Marshal V R Chaudhari, Air Officer Commanding in Chief, Western Air Command at Air Force Station Leh,” he said.

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