Solar Energy: An Ideal Solution for the Energy Crisis in the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladak

Rohit Gupta, Rahul Gupta, Neeraj Pandita
Solar; Photovoltaic; Thermal; Direct Normal Irradiance; Global Horizontal Irradiance.
The union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are energy-undernourished union territories though they are hallowed with immense solar energy potential for thermal power generation and photovoltaic. Advancing and revitalizing resource gauging of all renewable energy sources is essential in the present layout where there has been a drastic scarcity of energy in the union territories. Among all Renewable Energy sources, solar energy can also play a key role in curtailing the energy crisis in the union territories of J&K and Ladakh and can be useful in providing energy in the future. It can dispense firm energy supply with additional income to the union territories of J&K and Ladakh and shall provoke employment in the union territories of J&K and Ladakh. This paper sheds light on how solar energy can lighten the energy demand to curtail the energy crisis in the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh based on Clean and green energy. The data obtained from National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) proclaim that Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh are provided with about 5.3 kWh/m2/day of mean direct normal irradiance (DNI) and 5.2 kWh/m2/day of mean global horizontal irradiance (GHI). Both DNI and GHI can be turned into good accounts for solar thermal power generation and photovoltaic power generation.
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Received : 17 December 2022
Accepted : 15 March 2023
Published : 22 March 2023
DOI: 10.30726/esij/v10.i1.2023.101002