India has booming economy and has humongous population, but has always faced shortage of energy. India is among the largest producers of electricity in the world, but is hardly ever able to meet the requirements of its increasing population. Presently, almost half of India’s energy requirements are met with coal; and the coal reserves will not last beyond 2050. It is known that over 72% of the population still resides in villages, with only half of its rural population get electricity. It is high time India moved to renewable ways for electricity.
Solar energy has evolved as the most viable option for India to cater to the energy requirements of its population including the 50% of its rural population who still live without electricity. A solar system is very easy to set up and just needs solar panels installed correctly in order for it to work. Very few people are aware of its benefits and quickly set their properties up with solar systems; in fact, usage of solar energy in India is nothing new and has been there in selected locations for some time now. And it has picked up steady momentum.
The future of solar energy in India is really bright because of the sun the solar systems derive power. Here is a brief overview of why India will become solar power sooner or later:
1- Geographical Advantage
India should not ignore the truth that its fossil fuel reserves are not going to last for long. Because of the geographical location of India it can not only produce enough energy for its own requirements, but also can produce more energy for the entire world! As its location is in the tropical region, it receives generous amounts of solar radiation throughout the year. There are top five states that have highest renewable energy capacity where solar modules can produce ample amounts of electricity.
2- Upcoming Solar Projects in India
Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Maharashtra have disbelieving amounts of potential to tap solar energy, because their strategic location. Currently, the Thar region in Rajasthan is home to some of the best solar projects that generates close to 2,100 GW power. Gujarat has one of the largest solar power plants in India. Indian government has approved of a master plan envisaging the up gradation of 50 of India’s cities to budding solar cities.
3- How to Use Solar Energy in Multiple Applications?
One more reason, why the future of India’s electricity is more dependable in harnessing solar energy is because of the numerous ways in which the radiation of the sun can be put to use—with the help of solar panels that are the backbone of solar system, solar inverters, street lights, UPSs, fans, lanterns, cables, mobile chargers, power conditioning units, home systems, road safety equipment and fencing to even solar CCTV cameras!
4- Highly Advantageous at Cheap Cost
Yes solar panels and solar systems are slightly expensive to purchase. But it is, however, also true that solar systems if once set up help you save more money, from the moment it is installed. Solar panels generally have a lifespan of around 25 years and would worth the investment in every respect. The use of solar energy for powering electrical appliances reduces any dependency on the constant supply of electricity to any place. Solar power also let you stop paying hefty monthly electricity bills for the common man.
5- Employment Prospects
The transition for utilizing solar energy is a forthcoming and long-impending one. We can wait to see an entire solar sector coming up. The constant problem of unemployment in India will also get better and the youth will be able to see the light of day with the creation of more jobs.
Even most of the people have already taken of installing solar panels in their homes and offices for the current usage of energy requirements on a daily basis, but there is still a long way to go before India becomes a complete solar nation.
- Last updated on Sep 29, 2022