Rooftop solar installation project I-SMART launched in J&K

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and US-based CADMUS group has launched the Indian Solar Market Aggregation for Rooftops (I-SMART) programme in Jammu & Kashmir.

Supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy and the Deutsche “Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, this demand aggregation programme is a part of Indo-German Solar Energy Partnership and aims to accelerate the rooftop solar market in India. So far, India has achieved only 3.85 GW out of its 40 GW rooftop solar target by 2022,” read a statement by TERI and CADMUS.

In this connection a meeting was held in Civil Secretariat, Srinagar, which was chaired by Secretary Science & Technology Department of J&K Government, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmed, according the statement.

The meeting was attended by Shirish Garud, Senior Fellow, TERI; Anand Upadhyay, Fellow, TERI; Arpo Mukherjee, Associate Fellow, TERI; Khalid Mehmud, Executive Engineer, JAKEDA (Jammu and Kashmir Energy Development Agency); Kacho Ahmed Khan, Project Director/CEO, KREDA (Kargil Renewable Energy Development Agency). 

The promotion of rooftop solar would create new jobs, thereby contributing to economic, social and environmental development, the statement said.

Anyone interested in setting up a rooftop solar PV power plant can visit the single-window web portal of I-SMART  and submit an online request for rooftop solar installation.