The Indian Army has inaugurated the First Green Solar Energy harnessing plant in North Sikkim, at an altitude of 16000 ft. The Army in its quest for harnessing renewable energy for its troops inaugurated this plant in collaboration with IIT Bombay. The plant is of 56 KVA and is based on Vanadium based battery technology.
The project was carried out by a team of eminent faculty from the Institute led by Prof Prakash Ghosh and troops of the Indian Army. The project was completed braving extreme climatic conditions. The project will immensely benefit troops in the forward areas and will be environment friendly.