Future Scope and Potential of Solar Energy in India an Overview
Aashish Jaiswal1, Garima Sikka2
1Aashish Jaiswal, Lecturer, Department of Electrical Engineering, GLA University, Mathura (Uttar Pradesh), India.
2Garima Sikka, PG Scholar, Department of Electrical Engineering, Bhagwant University, Ajmer (Rajasthan), India.
Manuscript received on April 02, 2017. | Revised Manuscript received on April 10, 2017. | Manuscript published on April 15, 2017. | PP: 18-23 | Volume-4, Issue-10, April 2017. | Retrieval Number: J10310441017/2017©BEIESP
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Abstract: After the oil crisis in 1973, the world has to think about the alternative resource of energy apart from conventional energy resources (coal, gas and petroleum etc.). Solar energy is the most important alternative resource of the world and has a large potential of green energy. India has a huge potential for generating green electricity from the renewable energy sources. To promote the green energy, government of India launching many schemes for the renewable energy resources. The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched on the 11th January, 2010 by the Prime Minister. The Mission has set the ambitious target of deploying 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022 is aimed at reducing the cost of solar power generation in the country through (i) long term policy; (ii) large scale deployment goals; (iii) aggressive R&D; and (iv) domestic production of critical raw materials, components and products, as a result to achieve grid tariff parity by 2022. Mission will create an enabling policy background to achieve this objective and make India a global leader in solar energy. This paper provides an overview on solar energy in India. It reviews the current status of solar energy in terms of existing capacity, along with historical trends of solar energy and future potential of different form of solar energy in India.
Keywords: Solar Energy, Solar policy and Renewable policy in India, policy; management.