Solar Power Systems Installed At BSF Front Posts


A unique initiative has commenced of solarizing front posts of Border Security Force situated at India-Pakistan border in Sri Ganganagar district, Rajasthan.The BSF troops who had to travel long distances to their base camps to recharge their communication and safety equipment for the want of regular power connections from the grid, now have access to the solar power at their posts along the International Boundary (IB). Situated along the IB, these posts are far away from habitation and do not have a reliable power supply source. Each BSF post has a 1.5 kW solar system, which consists of one Su- Kam’s Brainy Eco (1600/24V) solar inverter, 500-Watt solar panels and batteries, that generate solar energy to power lights and 2-3 fans in each of these locations. The batteries store electricity to power these posts even after sunset. The jawans can recharge their wireless systems as well as mobile phones at their posts only. Earlier they would travel 4-5 km to their base camps to get these gadgets charged there.