“India plans nearly 60% of electricity capacity from non-fossil fuels by 2027” – theguardian
“India Targets To Add 42.6 GW Renewable Energy Capacity Over Next 2 Years” – Planetsave.com
“Renewable energy: India’s green push needs wind” – The Indian Express
“A new dawn in Renewable Energy- India attains 4th position in global wind power installed capacity” – Press Information Bureau
“Raise solar capacity additions by 10 GW to reach 2022 target: Study” – Business Standard
These are the some top news on different news portals. Renewable energy, solar energy or wind energy are not the new names to us but are the buzzing words now a days in the energy market. India, which largely depend on fossil fuels for electrical energy generation, now looking towards the non-fossil fuels. Reasons are many like limited amount of fossil fuels; to take steps to reduce carbon footprints; gradually reducing cost of renewable energy generation; nearly zero cost of fuel used in renewable energy plants; comparatively low operating cost of these plants; etc.
Most of the part of India is enriched with solar heat radiations. Also coastal reason of many states and desert reason of some states observes a continuous wind flow which is very suitable for wind energy generation. Apart from the major renewable energy sources (RES) like wind, solar and bagasse other renewable energy sources such as geothermal, tidal, biomass, generation from waste etc. has already been explored although amount of energy production by them is considerably less in comparison to major renewable energy sources. For the last fiscal year 2016-17, energy generation by RES were 7% only of the total electrical energy generation. In this little amount of 7%, contribution by different renewable energy sources is shown in pie diagram. Continue reading