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Thesynergyonline Energy Bureau

MANGALURU, APRIL 12 : Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd., (MRPL) has successfully commissioned largest solar power project in a refinery site in India. The solar power project with a total capacity of 6.063 MWp is spread across 34 roof tops within the refinery premises comprising both RCC and sloping sheet steel roofs.

There's probably 5000 times more solar energy than the humans will ever need. We could cover our highways with solar collectors to make ribbons of energy, and I think that it's really the largest job creation program in the history of the planet that's in front of us. It's a celebration of the abundance of human creativity combined with the abundance of the natural world. - William McDonough

Built at a cost of Rs.27 Crores by M/s Tata Power Solar Systems Limited, these solar plants generate more than 24,000 units per day amounting to more than 8.8 million units per annum. This is resulting in an annual savings of approximately 2680 Metric ton of oil Equivalent (MTOE) and reduction in CO2 emissions of 7000 tons.

This is a part of MRPL's commitment to sustainable development with a focus on reduction in carbon emissions and renewable energy generation.

"Every 24 hours, enough sunlight touches the Earth to provide the energy for the entire planet for 24 years." MARTHA MAEDA, How to Solar Power Your Home: Everything You Need to Know Explained Simply