Unleashing the Potential of Renewable Energy in India

Author: Mikul Bhatia

Publisher: World Bank Publications

ISBN: 9780821387801

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 39

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India has 150GW of renewable energy potential, about half in the form of small hydropower, biomass, and wind and half in solar, cogeneration, and waste-to-energy. Developing renewable energy can help India increase its energy security, reduce the adverse impacts on the local environment, lower its carbon intensity, contribute to more balanced regional development, and realize its aspirations for leadership in high-technology industries. This study aims to answers critical questions on why renewable energy development is relevant in Indian context, on how much development is economically feasible, and on what needs to be done to realize the potential. The Report is based on data from nearly 180 wind, biomass, and small hydropower projects in 20 states, as well as information from the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) and the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC). The Report suggests that about 3GW of renewable energy – all from small hydropower is conomically feasible, when the avoided cost of coal-based generation of Rs 3.08/kWh is considered. About 59GW of renewable energy in wind, biomass, and small hydropower is available at less than Rs 5/kWh. The entire cumulative capacity of 68GW in these three technologies can be harnessed at less than Rs 6/kWh. About 62GW—90 percent of cumulative renewable capacity in wind, biomass, and small hydropower—is economically feasible when the environmental premiums on coal are brought into consideration. Realizing the need to bridge this gap, the government has set an ambitious target of installing at least 40GW of additional capacity of renewables in the next 10 years. India has made tremendous strides in establishing overarching policy framework and institutions to bring renewable in the mainstream of energy mix, but significant financial, infrastructure and regulatory barriers to renewable energy development remain which the report sheds light on and suggests possible solutions.
Renewable Energy Sources

Author: Tasneem Abbasi

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120339941

Category:

Page: 332

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Today, the tide has turned so strongly in favour of renewables that for the first time since the dawn of the fossil fuel era over two hundred years ago renewable energy technologies have started attracting more investment globally than that in the fossil fuel-based technologies. This text provides a comprehensive and wide ranging introduction to various renewable energy technologies and their applications, such as solar, wind, biomass, biogas, wave, geothermal, tidal and small hydel. It provides a thorough understanding of the basic energy conversion processes taking place in various renewable energy-based equipment like heat engines, photovoltaics, wind turbines, windmills, wave machines, and so on. The text also deals with the impact of renewable energy sources on global warming and pollution. The book is intended for courses in Environmental Sciences, Environmental/Electrical/Mechanical Engineering and Energy Studies at the undergraduate and postgraduate levels. It will also serve as a useful reference for scientists, technocrats and environmentalists.
RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES AND EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES

Author: D.P. KOTHARI

Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.

ISBN: 9788120344709

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 456

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This book, now in its Second Edition, is an introductory text on renewable energy sources, technologies and their applications—a subject which is becoming increasingly important worldwide. This edition includes two new chapters that introduce contemporary practices in renewable technologies. It also discusses issues on environmental degradation and its reasons and remedies. Besides this, a large number of numerical problems to correlate theory with typical values and chapter-end review questions are also given to reinforce the understanding of the subject matter. Written in an accessible style, this text is designed to serve the needs of undergraduate students in electrical, mechanical and civil engineering disciplines. It will also be useful for all higher-level courses in energy programmes and multi-disciplinary postgraduate courses in science and engineering. NEW TO THIS EDITION : Inclusion of two new chapters—‘Hybrid Systems’ and ‘Environment, Energy and Global Climate Change’. A new section on Distributed Energy System and Dispersed Generation. Appendices on • Smart grid and grid system in India • Remote village electrification with renewable energy sources • Indian Electricity Act 2003, which supports exploration of Renewable Energy. SALIENT FEATURES : Provides balanced introduction to all aspects of solar energy conversion including PV technology. Gives comprehensive coverage of all facets of wind power development. Explains small hydropower projects with illustrative figures. Emphasises the importance of availability of biofuel from Jatropa plant. Special attention is given to ‘gas hydrates’ and ‘hydrogen energy’ sources. Fuel cells are explained as per the latest technology available. Harnessing of ocean energy is dealt with in detail. Utilisation of biomass and solid waste for energy recovery is emphasised.
How can German investors/companies improve their business appearance in the Indian Renewable Energy Market?

Author: Claudia Endter

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 9783656301967

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 21

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Project Report from the year 2011 in the subject Business economics - Miscellaneous, grade: 1.3, EBC University Berlin, course: Business English VI, language: English, abstract: The economic rise of Asia in the last 10 years will effect a new world political situation and a future transfer of power of the supremacy of the West to the Asian giants India and China. India has blossomed in the last ten years to a major world power and is one of the sovereign players in the international marathon of economic power today. The gross domestic products (GDP) of India and China have grown twice as fast as the GDP of the USA. Basically, a thesis can be established that the Indian energy market has indeed a strong, untapped potential, which is simply poorly marketed. Further, it can be mentioned that it is the renewable energy sector which has the greatest potential and should be of interest especially for German investors. But how did Germany position itself with its "Made in Germany” image as a supplier of high-performance operating expertise in the Indian market? This case study deals with the question of how German companies can position themselves in new and promising future markets.
Renewable Energy and Green Technology

Author: Narendra Kumar

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781000484489

Category: Science

Page: 196

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Renewable Energy and Green Technology: Principles and Practices is based on the present need to understand the principles and utility of renewable energy and green technology to minimize dependency on fossil fuels in global development. Renewable energy is the best and cheapest source of energy as an alternate resource. There is massive potential for renewable energy globally, including in India. The efficient utilization of renewable energy resources could minimize the impact of climate change globally. Generally, renewable energy is generated from essentially inexhaustible sources, including wind power, solar power, geothermal energy, tidal energy, biomass energy, and other sources. Hence, encouraging renewable energy use could save our tomorrow from the climate change perspective and in terms of sustainable food production. This book promotes the exchange of ideas, policy formulation, and collective action to ensure a smooth transition to renewable energy. It describes the technological interventions for reducing environmental and economic damage resulting from the use of conventional energy sources. In this book, the focus is on utilizing various renewable energy sources in diverse sectors. It also elaborates the descriptive methodology of different renewable energies, accompanied by figures and tables. It provides information on biogas energy plants, gasifier technologies, and hydropower technologies, among others, along with their applications. Further, it delves into energy concepts and details significant advantages of the energy resources for sustaining the future world. Lastly, this book will provide instant access to comprehensive, cutting-edge knowledge, making it possible for academicians and researchers to utilize this ever-growing wealth of information. Key features Emphasizes the understanding of the principles and utility of renewable energy and green technology to minimize dependency on fossil fuels in the era of global development Focuses on recent trends in renewable energy with principles and practices in relation to climate change Highlights advanced approaches for sustainable use of renewable energy sources Illustrates the methodology for various aspects of renewable energy with figures and charts Discusses the green technology usages of the agriculture and forestry sectors Provides comprehensive cutting-edge information for policymakers in the field of renewable energy