Jails in Indian state go green

Jails in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh are upping their green credentials by turning to renewable energy. Solar company Waaree Energies won a contract to design, engineer, supply and […]

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By Priyanka Shrestha

Jails in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh are upping their green credentials by turning to renewable energy.

Solar company Waaree Energies won a contract to design, engineer, supply and install solar power plants and LED lighting fixtures in 126 jails – with a capacity of 305 kilowatt peak (kWp) – which it claims is near completion.

The firm said: “The solar-powered LED light fixtures will contribute significantly in terms of overhauling the existing infrastructures within the jails and will also ensure better security standards.”

Mr. Hitesh Doshi, CMD, Waaree Group added: “Today, being energy efficient is no more a matter of choice but a matter of indispensability.”

The order was awarded by Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited, a Government agency established for implementing various programmes and policies for the renewable energy sector.

Madhya Pradesh is also set to be home to the largest solar power plant in India as reported by ELN earlier this year.