Srinagar: The demand for photo voltaic panels has elevated by greater than 30 % in Kashmir this winter.
In accordance with the electrical energy division, power demand has elevated by greater than 11 %.
The height load elevated to 2900 Megawatts. At the moment, KPDCL provides a complete of 1700 MW of electrical energy to the valley.
Individuals in Kashmir at the moment are more and more putting in photo voltaic panels on roofs as a backup supply of power.
Showkat Ahmad Bhat, a supplier of a number one photo voltaic panel and inverters model in Baramulla informed Kashmir Monitor that the demand for rooftop photo voltaic panels is on the rise as of late.
“If we discuss villages the place electrical energy points are frequent in the course of the winter, nearly each house has a photo voltaic panel on the roof. The winter, this season, has been largely sunny thus far which has helped folks use these panels,” he stated.
Dar stated that monocrystalline photo voltaic panels have hit the market prior to now few years, fixing the electrical energy downside.
“These monocrystalline photo voltaic panels work even in cloudy climate. Its demand has elevated by 30 %,” he stated.
One other businessman Musaib Ahmad from Srinagar stated that photo voltaic panels, photo voltaic water heaters, and photo voltaic cookers are in excessive demand in Kashmir.
“Photo voltaic water heaters have been promoting like hotcakes for the previous few years. Virtually dozens of manufacturers at the moment are supplying solar-based gear in Kashmir,” he stated.
Final month, the Jammu and Kashmir administration introduced a 25% subsidy on the set up of Rooftop solar energy panels in residential buildings.
“We now have developed a number of packages the place subsidies are given to folks for the usage of photo voltaic panels on the roof. Apart from, persons are additionally inspired to make use of photo voltaic energy-based gear, which incorporates photo voltaic water heaters , cookers, and different home equipment,” stated an official of the Jammu and Kashmir Vitality Growth Company (JAKEDA).
. The federal government has determined to supply a subsidy of 25% of the undertaking price for the set up of solar energy vegetation in residential buildings in all districts. The undertaking will probably be accomplished by the top of November 2023,”
“In areas together with Tangmarg, Pahalgam, and Ganderbal, now we have a big inhabitants coated beneath the scheme,” he stated.