Kolkata: In an effort to minimise carbon footprint and contribute in the direction of discount in international warming, the Japanese Railway on Friday stated it has set an bold plan to generate solar energy of 300 million watts (30 megawatts) by 2020.
Aiming on the most attainable use of fresh and renewable power throughout the zone, the Japanese Railway (ER) has set a fast development path for utilising photo voltaic power from 30 million watts in 2018 to 300 million watts in 2020, ER spokesperson Nikhil Chakraborty stated.
“At present, rooftop solar plants, commissioned by the Eastern Railway, generate 55 million watts and process is on to increase the capacity by another 245 million watts by 2020 to achieve the target for ‘Mission 300 million watts solar plants’ by 2020,” he stated.
Chakraborty stated that achievement of the purpose of producing 300 million items (30 megawatts) will accrue a saving of Rs 12 crore in income bills per yr at current price of tariff.
The Japanese Railway has commissioned 2,965 kilowatt energy grid-connected rooftop photo voltaic mission at its busiest station Howrah, which “is the largest solar capacity commissioned over a single station in Indian Railways”, Chakraborty stated.