इंडियन आवाज़     04 Mar 2024 09:31:07      انڈین آواز

Green energy to power all lighthouses by December

All lighthouses dotting India’s 7,517-km coast line will be fuelled by solar energy by December which will help reduce emission of 6,000 kg of greenhouse gases per day. In a ststement, Shipping Ministry said the Directorate General of Lighthouse & Lightships (DGLL), presently maintaining 193 Lighthouses which provide aids to marine navigation to the mariners transiting in coastal waters of India.

Most of these lighthouses were operating on the conventional source of energy and emit high amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) thus increasing greenhouse effect and causing air pollution.

The statement said that with the complete solarization of lighthouses, approximately 1.5 Megawatt hours (MWh) energy will be generated which will amount to approximately reducing 6000 kg of greenhouse gases per day. It said till date 176 Lighthouses have been fully solarized.

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