Installation of Solar Panel Onboard INS Sarvekshak
Towards furthering ‘Green Initiatives’, Indian Naval Ship Sarvekshak has undertaken an innovative project for provision of electricity onboard using solar energy. The ship has installed 18 light weight flexible panels of 300 W each, which are 100% marine compatible. This power source can be used at sea as well as in harbour. This green initiative of the Indian Navy saves approximately 89.1 kg of carbon emission per day when compared with a diesel generator. The estimated savings in a service life of 15 years is expected to be about Rupees One Crore. Vice Admiral A R Karve, AVSM Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command visited the ship and inspected the fitment of the flexible solar panels as part of Green Initiatives of the Indian Navy.