Pilot solar project for Indian port power
Solar panels to be fitted to Mumbai terminal roof for renewable power
Global marine terminal operator DP World has inaugurated a pilot solar power system at its busiest Indian facility, Nhava Sheva, which will allow the Mumbai terminal to harness solar energy for its energy requirements.
With the aim of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, including carbon dioxide, the pilot solar power system will reduce the terminal's annual power consumption by around 14,000 kWh (kilowatts per hour). Once tested, the project is planned to be implemented on a larger scale, contributing towards a more sustainable energy portfolio and reducing the site's carbon footprint.
The solar power system has a capacity of 3,000 watts and has been set up at the engineering workshop within the DP World Nhava Sheva International Container Terminal (NSICT) at the Jawaharlal Nehru Port. The state-of-the-art system is equipped with photovoltaic panels on the workshop roof.
With the new solar power system switched on, various areas within the terminal such as the engineering offices, stores, locker rooms and sections of the workshop will no longer be dependent on purchased grid electricity. The system is designed to provide uninterrupted electricity supply.