Ezhimala: Vice Admiral Anil Kumar Chawla, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command on Wednesday commissioned a three MW Solar Power Plant at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala.
The solar plant is the largest in the Indian Navy and has an estimated life of 25 years. All components have been indigenously sourced, including 9180 highly efficient monocrystalline solar panels employing the latest technology. The project has been executed by Kerala State Electronics Development Corporation Ltd (KELTRON).
Despite heavy monsoons and restrictions due to COVID-19, all concerned agencies including Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) continued work on the project adhering to all guidelines/ protocols against COVID-19 and executed the work in a time-bound manner, an official release read.
The Solar Power Plant project will reportedly help Naval Station Ezhimala in reducing the carbon footprint and is one of the many initiatives undertaken by INA towards a clean and green environment. Surplus power generated will also feed the KSEB electricity grid.
The plant is expected to help the Ezhimala academy in Kannurreduce the carbon footprint and is one of the many initiatives undertaken by INA towards a clean and green environment.