The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is going in a big way for the rooftop Solar Scheme. In this direction recently Administrative Council approved .roll out of Rooftop Solar Scheme in Jammu and Kashmir
JAKEDA is going to install 200 MW Grid Tied Rooftop Solar Power Plants on 50,000 residential buildings in Jammu city.
The project will create 8000 employment, generate 280 million units of energy and reduce carbon emission by 5.44 million tons.
Recently the Administrative Council (AC), which met under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the installation of 200 MW of grid-tied rooftop solar power plants under the “SolarCity Mission” in Jammu.
The decision has been taken to implement the Government of India’s Grid-connected Rooftop Solar Scheme, Phase-II for the residential sector in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure that the electricity needs of the city are fully met from solar energy.
Under the project, 200 MW grid-tied rooftop solar power plants will be installed on 50,000 residential buildings in Jammu city by the Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency (JAKEDA) under its “Solar City Mission” at an estimated cost of Rs 1040 crore. The project will be completed by March, 2024 and will have a lifetime of 25 years.
The Rooftop Solar Programme will provide subsidized installation of solar power panels on residential houses at the cost of Rs. 58,739, Rs. 53,995, Rs. 52,594, and Rs. 51,309 for Category-A (Up to 1 kW), Category-B (> 1 kW to 2 kW), Category-C (> 2kW up to 3 kW), and Category-D (> 3 kW up to 10 kW), respectively.