The abundant sunshine in Ladakh makes Solar Photovoltaic Energy (SPV) Production highly feasible for the region. LEDeG expertises in using renewable and energy efficient technologies like solar and hydro power. The prime focus of LEDeG is to tap such renewable resources and utilize them by using appropriate technology in a suitable manner to promote and prioritize conservation of the fragile environment.
LEDeG in collaboration with India Canada Environment Facility (ICEF), Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC) and people of Durbuk block has installed a 4X25 kWp solar photovoltaic power plant at Tangtse in Durbuk block in Leh District, which has completely replaced the existing Diesel Generator (DG) set. This intervention has saved an average annual consumption of 48,200 litres of diesel and ended air pollution in the pristine and extremely fragile environment of the region.
This SPV plant is now managed by local people through a cooperative society known as Renewable Energy Development Cooperative Limited (REDCO). LEDeG has also installed smaller SPV power plants at the Lingshed School and also at LEDeG’s offices at Karzoo and residential campus in Ribook Centre.