Current Scenario and Future Scope of Solar Energy in India

Yogesh Popat, Sourabh Shrivastava, Harshit Saxena

© 2018 Yogesh Popat, published by UIKTEN. This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 License. (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)

Citation Information: SAR Journal. Volume 1, Issue 2, Pages 57-66, ISSN 2619-9955, DOI: 10.18421/SAR12-05, June 2018.

Received: 16 May 2018
Accepted: 19 June 2018
Published: 25 June 2018


In the last few decades, the field of Renewable Energy Sources (RESs) is the most attracting field for researchers as far as the global demand of electricity is concerned, with many innovations, technologies and applications become reality. Solar energy is one of the important categories of Renewable sources of energy which will be helpful for the sustainable development of India. Solar energy is currently fulfilling 5.1% of the total energy need of India which is second highest fulfillment by any category of renewable sources of energy. This paper depicts the current situation and future perspective of utilization of solar energy. In this paper, efforts have been made to summarize the analysis of consumption, current status, and future capability, barriers to implementation and major achievements of solar energy in different states of India.

Keywords – Renewable Energy Sources (RESs), solar energy, sustainable development.


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