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India’s JNPT to tap on solar energy for power

India’s JNPT to tap on solar energy for power
India’s Jawaharla Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) will tap on solar energy by installing solar power plant on several rooftops in the surrounding township and commercial premises, reports said.

The use of solar energy will allow the port to reduce its dependency on conventional electricity from the grid.

“This green initiative by JNPT is part of its push towards becoming the most sustainable energy generation port organisation in India,” India’s ministry of shipping said in a statement.

JNPT is expected to get a payback on its investment on rooftop solar within 2.5 years, the local media reported.

“This 822 kWp of solar rooftop capacity is being installed at an expense of INR45m ($674,000), supported by a 15% subsidy from SECI (ministry of new and renewable energy),” said the statement from the ministry of shipping.

JNPT is India’s largest container port, handling more than 4m teu of box volumes a year.