In order to meet electricity needs and encourage use of renewable energy, a 5-MW solar plant set up by Indian army will become operational from December 15. Spread across 25 acres of land near Kodariya village, it will be army’s biggest solar power plant in terms of energy production.
Briefing about the project, Major Gourav Tondon of GE Project Infantry School, Mhow, said 25-acre land belongs to army near MES Inspection Bungalow. A sum of Rs 25 crore has been spent on the project. It has been constructed by Firzdo India Private Limited, Jaipur.
Major Tandon said plant will have 18,000 solar panels. Entire project is being carried out under monitoring of commander, workers engineering CWE, Shriniwas Rao. The army has four solar energy plants in Bhatida, Ambala and Bhopal (1 MW each) and a 3-MW plant in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan.