Did You Know? Jammu is Slowly Becoming a Solar City

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They say that need is the mother of all inventions, and in the curious case of Jammu, the need for reliable alternative power has led people to discover solar. When powercuts remain as long and frequent as they were 10 years ago and when diesel generators dig a hole in your pocket, solar emerges as the only viable solution.

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Su-Kam has proudly completed solar installations in 20 petrol pumps in a short span of 1.5 years all over Jammu and Kashmir in various areas like Rajouri, Bantalab, Akhnoor, Vijaypur, Rajouri, Mendhar, Billawar, Udhampur, RS Pura, Bishnah and Katrab—bringing a wave of relief amongst the local citizens. Each petrol pump has been installed with state of the art Su-Kam solar inverters and batteries that run the load of the petrol pump perfectly on Solar the entire day. The use of diesel generators as dropped significantly in Jammu since the last year and so has their electricity bills.

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Why was solar power the best thing that happened in Jammu?

Jammu and Kashmir holds a population of 12.55 million and is spread over an area of 222,236 km square. Like every other state in India there are a number of filling stations all over Jammu and all of them had been facing one problem. No electricity all day. And because of this all the filling station owners had to resort to using diesel generators.

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The cost of diesel in Jammu is currently INR 53.92 per litre. The usage of a small petrol pump is approximately 15 to 20 liters per day. That amounts to INR 30,000 per month. Spending that amount every month is very expensive for local citizens living in Jammu. This troublesome situation had to be addressed immediately. And so Mr. Sidharth, Su-Kam’s authorized distributor from JK machines in Jammu started approaching these filling stations and suggested the installation of a solar powered system. He has now installed some of the largest solar powered plants in Jammu in over 20 large Petrol pumps in rural and urban areas in a span of 1.5 years.

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Sidharth stated with installing a solar plant in ‘Bharat Petroleum Cooperation Limited Shiv Kumar and sons Filling station’ owned by Mr. Sanjay. There he installed a 2.5KW solar powered plant and they saved INR 50000 per month. Likewise, he installed solar plants in a number of IOCL (India Oil cooperation limited) and BPCL (Bharat Petroleum Cooperation Limited) owned petrol pumps.

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To promote the use of solar powered the Jammu and Kashmir government has established solar policies that will help to reduce your initial cost of investment in solar. Click on this website to understand the details of the solar policy in Jammu – http://mnre.gov.in/file-manager/UserFiles/state-power-policies/J&K-Solar-Power-Policy.pdf

How will a solar plant work in Jammu?

Jammu receives an average sunlight of 12 hours in a day, a solar powered plant would work perfectly in this area. The solar panels will generate DC power that will be sent to the solar charge controller which will charge the batteries with this DC power.  The power stored in these batteries will then be converter from DC to AC by an inverter. The inverter will then run all of the load through this AC power.

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Find the details of some of the Filling Stations and the solar systems installed there:

A. JK SERVICE FILLING STATION – IOCL

Customer name- Mr. Quaiser Mirza 9419193379, 9906006786

Address- District Rajouri

Jammu and Kashmir

Solar system installed-

B. KN FILLING STATION – BPCL

Customer name- Mr. Narvesh 9858150573

Address- District Bantalab

Jammu and Kashmir

Solar system installed-

C. PAWAR FILLING STATION – BPCL

Customer name- Mr. Pawar 9419108429

Address- District Akhnoor

Jammu and Kashmir

Solar system installed-

D. SHIV KUMAR AND SONS – BPCL

Customer name- Mr. Sanjay 9796464749

Address- District Maand

Jammu and Kashmir

Solar system installed-

We wish everyone in Jammu all the best and best of luck for their future with solar and hope to provide any kind of assistance they require.

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For further details, please contact our solar channel partner in Jammu:

Mr. Sidharth (Su-Kam’s authorized distributor in Jammu) – 09419196771

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