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Ministry of Coal Accelerates Adoption of Solar Energy Solutions

-The Ministry of Coal issues directives to coal companies to speed up the adoption of solar energy solutions to reduce the carbon footprints of mining operations.

-Coal companies are instructed to install rooftop solar panels on all government buildings and establish solar projects in de-coaled areas and other suitable lands.

-Leading coal companies, including Coal India Limited, NLC India Limited, and SCCL, currently have approximately 1700 MW of combined solar capacity, with plans to increase it to over 9 GW by 2030.

-Ambitious net-zero electricity consumption plan set for Coal/Lignite PSUs, aiming to achieve 50% cumulative electric power installed capacity from non-fossil fuel-based energy resources by 2030.

-Initiative to develop solar parks within reclaimed mining areas and other suitable lands aligns with the government’s updated NDC target and promotes environmental preservation and economic growth.

Originally published on Saur Energy

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