ITBP Camps near India-China Border Equipped with Solar Panels for Uninterrupted Power Supply

In a first of its kind, eco-friendly Border Outpost (BoP) were constructed by Central Government at a forward location near the India-China border at a height of 18,000 feet, which comprise of central heating, roofs covered with solar panels. Generally, Army faces lot of challenges in terms of interrupted electricity to power their camps.

December 08, 2020. By Manu Tayal

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Leh Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh are the remote mountainous areas of Northern and Eastern India, located high up in the Himalayan range. The areas, known for its pristine beauty and challenging terrain, has been marked by far-flung, sparsely populated villages—a majority of which have inadequate or no energy supply as the terrain makes drawing grid lines a daunting task.

In a first of its kind, eco-friendly Border Outpost (BoP) were constructed by Central Government at a forward location near the India-China border at a height of 18,000 feet, which comprise of central heating, roofs covered with solar panels. Generally, Army faces lot of challenges in terms of interrupted electricity to power their camps.

Thus, it was decided to source the electricity through solar power plants at camp sites, and MicroSun Solar was chosen to install the solar power plants.

“The camps are Nestled on top in the hilly region, the sheer drop of the hillside rules out the set-up of a power grid. Trekking and flying through Army Helicopters to as high as 18,000 feet to transport the solar energy equipment and set it up. It was a big task but much of fun too. Our engineers had experienced the most challenging job to install and execute the projects, but we completed the task with sheer dedication. It’s been 6 years since we had installed the systems, and till date we are giving them service and support. Our solar solutions are successfully powering our Indian Army,” said MicroSun Solar in a statement. 

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