The government of Jammu and Kashmir has been trying to take the potential of renewable energy to new heights by having the focus of the science and technology department to explore more such possibilities.
Recently Chief Secretary of Jammu and Kashmir directed tapping full potential of solar, wind, and biomass energy in J&K
He in a recent review meeting asked the science and technology department for the development of renewable sources of energy in Jammu and Kashmir.
He emphasized on the need to lay special attention on the development of biomass energy which has a huge potential in Jammu and Kashmir. The Science & Technology Department was asked to organize a workshop on development of biomass energy in consultation with reputed domain experts.
Solar and wind energy potential has to be fully utilized by deploying the latest technology in the field. Dr. Mehta entrusted the Science & Technology Department to develop roof top photovoltaic solar projects in the two Secretariats as a pilot project and undertake net metering thereof to evaluate the energy efficiency of these projects.
If the Jammu and Kashmir government would be able to tap the potential of solar and wind energy, it would be game changer on the ground as the people are in need of such sources of energy especially during the winters in Kashmir.