A survey would be conducted soon for generating solar power in flood-prone areas of Bihar and assessing future possibilities said Bihar energy minister Bijendra Prasad Yadav at a conference organized by TERI.
Speaking at a conference on ‘Accelerating Rural Development through Enhancing Energy Access’ the energy minister said the perception of people towards renewable resources needed to be changed reports TOI.
“Our future depends on green energy. The state education and energy departments and rural development committees should work together to set up systems to harness solar power. Bihar has high potential for non-conventional energy and setting up solar panels on government schools’ rooftop will change the scenario,” he said.
Ajay Mathur, Director General, TERI, said, “The TERI-JEEViKA project demonstrates that a strong decentralised model, which brings together the state government agency, local communities and the private sector, can plug the energy gap that exists even in grid-connected villages. Distributed renewable energy, combined with the grid, provides reliable and quality electricity supply to rural communities, while also providing voltage stability at the end of the grid.”