Tatsat Chronicle Magazine

Installation of solar panels on national highways

August 13, 2021

The Union minister for road transport and highways Mr. Nitin Gadkari informed that the ministry has decided to explore solar energy generation potential on national highways and to install solar panels in available places that are not earmarked to be used for any transport/highway related services/plantation and meet the requirements for installation of solar panels. The National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has signed an MoU with Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL), a joint venture of PSU of ministry of power to conduct feasibility studies of establishment of solar power projects on the available vacant land parcels with NHAI and rooftops of NHAI buildings or structures at toll plaza and other NHAI owned buildings/ structures.