DVC to go for green energy systems

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New Delhi, Jun 10 (UNI) The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and Kolkata-based public sector Damodar Valley Corporation (DVC) will deploy renewable energy systems and devices at the premises of DVC and bring down carbon dioxide emission levels.

Under a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry and DVC in the presence of the Power Secretary, it was decided to deploy renewable energy systems at the premises, power plants and various establishments of DVC to conserve fossil and other fuels and augment energy generation through environment-friendly and sustainable renewable energy sources.

The MoU will be valid for a period of five years, an official statement here said.

The Ministry will provide necessary technical assistance, examine the possibility of retro-fitting solar thermal systems in their power plants and feasibility of installation of suitable solar concentrating system.

Simultaneously, the possibility of Indo-Australian collaboration under Asia Passific Project 6 will be explored for installation of a Compact Linear Fresnel Reflector (CLFR) system, a prototype of which has been installed at a power station in Australia. DVC will consider installation of water heating systems, cookers, drying and heating systems, home lightings, generators, street lights, traffic lights, blinkers, road studs based on solar energy, energy efficient solar buildings, bio-mass gasification, cogeneration, projects on methane utilisation, micro and mini hydel system.

It will meet the expenditure on installation of these devices, power plants and other establishments. The Ministry will provide financial support as per the provision of its ongoing schemes on renewable energy.

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