Friday, September 22, 2017

Bhopals Raja Bhoj Airport will soon go solar

Bhopal:  Bhopals Raja Bhoj Airport will soon switch over to solar energy.
The power will be sourced from a plant whose foundation stone was laid today.
The plant will have capacity to generate one megawatt (MW) power and it will help the airport save around Rs 80 lakh every year on its electricity cost.
While laying the foundation stone for the solar plant, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan also hoisted the national flag on the newly installed 100-feet high mast, which will remain illuminated for 24-hours, in the campus of Raja Bhoj Airport.
"Airports Authority of India (AAI) is going to install the solar plant with the help of Madhya Pradesh Energy Development Corporation.
"This will generate 1 MW of electricity. Use of renewable solar energy will save our environment. This will also cut the annual electricity cost of the airport by around Rs 80 lakh," Chouhan said while addressing the programme.
Chouhan also expressed happiness over installation of 100-feet tall mast for national flag.
"National flag signifies a sense of patriotism and self-respect. The tricolour reminds us of our revolutionaries, who sacrificed their lives for a free country," he added.
22/09/17 PTI/India Today