In lieu of the current energy and environmental crisis around the world, India has gifted solar panels to the United Nations. These panels will be installed on the roof of the United Nation office headquarters. This will help in conserving and generating electricity and it is likely to fulfill the power consumption needs of the building
#SolarPanels, a gift from #India, are installed on the roof of the @UN. The panels are powered up to reach the max of 50 KW of generation power. #solarpower, #solarenergy, #ClimateAction, #ClimateActionNow, #ClimateSummit pic.twitter.com/33CVQPzqaF— United Nations Photo (@UN_Photo) September 5, 2019
With the capacity to generate about 50 kilowatts of energy, a green roof system is also being placed next to the panels to decorate the roof.
Apart from the government, even private organisations are venturing into the development of a sustainable environment. Amazon has extensively entered the market to reduce single-use plastic pollution in India. The e-commerce giant announced its plans for replacing air pillows and bubble wraps with paper padding products for packaging and delivery. They explained that the investment for protecting our environment is good for the planet, customers, community and the business. Apart from this, Flipkart has also ventured into unveiling a similar initiative, they have set a target to reduce consumption of single-use plastic by March 2021. PM Modi also urged all Indian companies to reduce plastic pollution by October, in his Independence Day speech. He was quoted saying, “I urge the startup founders, technicians and industrialists to find ways to recycle plastic.”
PM Modi praised solar-powered operations at the Cochin International Airport and said that it is a great example of applying renewable energy to real-life challenges. The solar plant at the airport approximately produces about 1.62 lakh units of power in a day and the daily consumption accounts for 1.52 lakh units at the airport. The status of power neutrality was first attained by the airport in August 2015. It has also received a United Nations Champions of the Earth award in 2018.
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