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Research Article

Solar Power Current Status, Challenges and Policies in India

Rachit S*, Vinod KG

Department of Electrical Engineering, Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology, Gorakhpur, India

*Corresponding Author:
Rachit Srivastava
Department of Electrical Engineering
Madan Mohan Malaviya University of Technology
Gorakhpur, India
[email protected]

Received date: 22/11/2015; Accepted date: 01/05/2016; Published date: 07/05/2016



The demand for energy is growing day by day in the whole world. The Conventional energy sources like coal and petroleum are limited. Renewable energy resources will play an important role in the future. India is situated in sunny belt India is endowed with vast solar energy potential. Government of India had launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in 2009. The target was to start Grid connected Solar Projects of 20 GW by 2022. In May 2015 government increases the target to 100 GW by 2022. This paper provides an overview on solar energy in India. It reviews the current status of solar energy in terms of existing capacity, along with historical trends of solar energy. The paper also focuses on the technical and economical barriers and challenges for development and utilization of solar energy technology. The paper reviews existing government act and regulatory policies to support solar energy development in India. Indicating how these policies are helping in achieving their goals. Finally, a review based on of the future target of solarenergy supply has been presented.


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