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India’s Renewable Energy Journey

India’s Renewable Energy Journey

bright sunshine for round 300 days in a year swift winds over most of the geographical area numerous powerful water streams in hilly regions and abundant greenery all over mother Nature has bestowed a bounty of natural resources to India the exponential growth in population followed by urbanization and industrialization are increasing the demand of tawa day by day hence India developed a strategy and roadmap to explore and exploit renewable sources of energy to power its dream of sustainable growth a separate department of non-conventional energy sources was created in 1982 which was upgraded as an exclusive dedicated and federal ministry in 1992 which was rechristened as ministry of new and renewable energy in 2006 the recent resource assessments indicate India has over 1,000 gigawatts potential of renewable power from wind solar biomass and small hydropower on the global platform of human climate change summit at Davos India committed to reduce the emission intensity of GDP we have set ambitious targets by 2030 we will reduce emissions by 33 to 35 percent of 2005 levels and produce 40 percent of our power from non-fossil fuels government upscaled the target of renewable energy capacity to 175 gigawatt by 2022 which includes so wind biopower and small hydropower ministry of new and renewable energy a menagerie launched a National Solar Mission in 2010 with twenty gigawatt argot which has now been enhanced 200 gigawatt conducive policies favorable and friendly regulations for purchase of solar power common acquisition of land and infrastructure development have facilitated the growth of solar power and establishment of 34 solar parks in 21 states with aggregate capacity of 20 gigawatt government has recently launched second phase with additional 20 gigawatt capacity today India takes pride in commissioning the world's largest solar park of 1,000 megawatt in Kurnool Andhra Pradesh the solar power has attained great parity in India the levelized tariff of solar power which was once about 30 US cents or over 17 Indian rupees per unit has come down to destined though US cents or 2.5 Indian rupees per unit under make in India high-quality solar photovoltaic cells modules systems and devices are being manufactured at competitive prices in rural India a special scheme for installation of over 100,000 solar water pumps is transforming the agricultural scenario and also easing accessibility to drinking water off grid solar plants LED solar home light solar lantern LED solar streetlights being installed in rural and urban areas are transforming the quality of life over 1 million solar lamps have been distributed to students of tribal and backward communities in over 10,000 villages skilled workforce of over 11,000 sue Ramirez against targeted 50,000 are already providing the services for technical solutions in fields policy facilitations easy and low cost of financing have created a wave of solar rooftops across the country small and large urban dwelling units institutions airports railway stations defence establishments industry and other government establishments are installing and enjoying the benefits of solar rooftops through net metering mechanism an innovative step has been taken to utilize vast area of canal banks and canal tops for installing solar projects no wonder now India proudly hosts world's largest solar rooftop installation of twelve point five megawatt on a single roof at Dara Baez in Punjab Emma nari supports and promotes emerging concentrated solar thermal technology for various thermal applications in urban India which include industries dairy and other enterprises in wind energy sector latest estimates at hundred meter levels put down India potential at more than three hundred to gigawatt business potential and lucrative returns have made wind power a champion having large share in the total installed capacity of renewables India has reached wind manufacturing capacity of 10,000 megawatt per annum the country has developed a manufacturing base of international quality at competitive prices with indigenisation region to over 70% manufacturers are offering a wide range of turbines with over 55 models of capacities ranging from 225 kilowatt to three megawatt moving further M inari has taken steps for repowering of all turbines and exploration of offshore wind energy unique intervention of a reverse auction is proving its words discovering lowest tariff of rupees 3.46 per unit for 1,000 megawatt wind power projects now India is the fourth largest producer of wind power in the world ministry is promoting renovation of existing old water mills for grinding floor and also generates electricity for individual households and cluster of villages government is encouraging foreign investors to set up renewable power projects in India with hundred percent foreign direct investment in hilly and difficult terrains small hydropower units up to 25 megawatt are proving their worth by providing clean power at affordable cost with quick capacity additions nearly four thousand four hundred megawatt capacity has been installed so far in rural areas the only 50 lakh improved biogas plants are providing clean fuel for cooking and power generation similarly improved biomass cook stoves for domestic and community cooking a conserving greenery and also saving women from drudgery of collecting fuel wood long distances bogus based cogeneration in sugar mills are producing enough power to meet the electricity requirements of the mills besides surplus power is sold to power grid for additional income improved biomass power plants producing power mainly from agricultural residues and wastes have been installed by large number of private enterprises urban solid wastes are proving a boon for generating electricity through waste to energy projects India has over 57 gigawatt renewable power which accounts for 18% of total installed capacity over the years M inari has built up a robust institutional infrastructure and network for providing policy development and R&D support to its schemes and programs as an emerging leader of renewable energy on the global map India has developed competencies to offer consultancy service for installation of renewable power projects renewable energy resource assessment monitoring and evaluations of renewable energy projects appropriate technologies provide scale adoption and specific R&D projects on turnkey basis India has also led to the creation and launch of international solar airlines with 121 solar resource rich countries as members no doubt India has the makings of becoming the world capital of green energy and is heading towards realizing the dream of clean green and affordable power to all

Reader Comments

  1. If the bagass is getting burned, what is the field being fertilized with? It is very important ot return organic matter back to the land. I think it would be better to get the bagasse to a dairy for bedding and then ferment the soiled bedding and catch the gas in a biogas digester, then return the effluent back to the land as fertilizer.
    Solar panels over the canal looks amazing though. Surely it is built high enough for flood conditions. Preventing evaporation is a good thing to do. It looks like a good use of space


  3. Open sourced, gravity-driven, free energy generator:
    Power Multiplier Device, last resize (I hope)

  4. Open-sourced, gravity-driven, free energy generator.

    Power Multiplier Device, last resize (I hope)

  5. Having worked for a major Hydro Power government owned, I know the most difficult thing with solar or wind, is to balanced the grid.

    The country that has been able to do this by using giga batteries is Germany. What India is downing is most remarkable. It is bringing electrical power to small users and medium users (large also obviously).

  6. Numbers are impresive but it doesn't say what percentage of power consumption is from renewable sources…

  7. This is future…..
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  8. Itna paisa government park bnane me lga ri h… Indian public ko loan dekar without interest toh har ghar me solar panel aajega…

  9. I think this video should be translated in regional languages. Then only people get aware of this technology…
    & Things get done in grass roots level…
    I don't see any of these things in our surroundings…

  10. No one has posted a negative comment yet so I guess ill be that guy.
    India must be backwards and primitive to think that Biomass generators are renewable but nuclear is not.
    small scale hydro power only? what fools… Dams only get more energy efficient when they get larger.
    using arable farmland for solar farm instillation is a really inhumane decision. you flipped a coin between feeding your people and giving them electricity.

    Nuclear power is the closest thing this world has to a perfect energy source. it only has two flaws which can easily be fixed:
    1. risk of meltdown. a catastrophic failure only happens at old, outdated, poorly maintained, or improperly expanded power facilities.
    if innovation and engineering can make solar and wind cheap; then it can make Nuclear safe.
    2. disposal of nuclear waste. solid nuclear waste should be stable at an average underground facility, as long as the area is not prone to earthquakes, floods or erosion.
    in most countries the perfect area would be at the bottom or large open pit mines. Nuclear waste inside a 3" thick lead cylinder, inside a steel cylinder coated in epoxy, bundled together at the bottom of the hole (500 feet below the surface) surround the containers in concrete, insert tungsten plaques baring the radioactive symbol, and fill in the hole with the mined out dirt.

  11. Below Concept will definitely help Country to meet his target before 2030,

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