Almost 80% of coal and 90% of oil that India consumes is imported.India looses a huge amount of foreign currency each year. It’s not a good thing for any country. Today we are very much dependent upon fossils fuels like coal and mineral oil. The storage of these sources are declining every day. Oil is getting more expensive day by day.
India has achieved independence 70 years before. Till India is an energy dependent country. Can India be energy independent any day?
Answer is most probably Yes!
We have to focus on the non renewable sources of energy like solar wind etc. Our nature has given us a big opportunity.
India is near Equator. Tropic of Cancer passes through 8 states of India.
- Madya Pradesh,
- West Bengal,
If we can harness all the incident solar energy definitely we can be a energy independent nation.
Now we will discuss why solar is the best option for India?
First reason is
High number of sunny days in majority of the country’s land
Second reason is
India resides in its villages:
About 1.2 Billion population lives in villages in India. Many of the villages are not electrified till now. Connecting them with main grid is not an economical option and sometimes mother nature does not support the requires infrastructure. To electrify these remote villages solar is the only best option.
Third reason is
An ever growing demand of power:
Present generation of Is more energy hungry than ever before. So there is a scope in power generation sector. And the the solar can be the best options for the investment.
Fourth reason is
Every State Governments are learning from success of others
After the successful Gujarat model, and the growing Solar market, thus the fall of panel prices, are encouraging the states to push for renewable energy sources. The Gujarat government is also trying to implement the solar roof top policy, in Gandhinagar, to understand its applicability in the state. Similar models are in progress in many states. Also the tariff rates are interesting, and so is the accelerated depreciation, which makes it even more tempting for the companies to set up a solar power plant.
Last but not least, Current young generation is getting more conscious about climate change and pollution. Thy want a cleaner greener alternative source of energy.
Here is a good news. Government of India has fixed their target to achieve 175 GW of generation capacity from renewable by 2022.
In conclusion we can hope that we will achieve energy independence in very near future.
So , what will be the cost per unit of solar energy ? can it compete with traditional market price?
well, that will be the scope for another video.
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