From, Seminar in partial fulfillment ofBharath Prabhu P (1RV08TE013) Internal Evaluation in the subjectDileep Kadambi K (1RV08TE016) Renewable Energy Resources
Introduction Overview on Government Policy Present Projects in India Objectives for the future Peek into future prospects
Answer from 2 different angles Grid Interactive Off-Grid Grid interactive solar energy is derived from solar photovoltaic cells and CSP Plants on a large scale Off Grid use micro generation of Solar Energy and replace conventional sources where ever possible.
Solar photovoltaic (SPV) cells convert solar radiation (sunlight) into electricity. A solar cell is a semi- conducting device made of silicon and/or other materials, which, when exposed to sunlight, generates electricity. Solar cells are connected in series and parallel combinations to form modules that provide the required power. Solar Thermal Power systems, also known as Concentrating Solar Power systems, use concentrated solar radiation as a high temperature energy source to produce electricity using thermal route
Economic Value: • Coincides with the normal peak demand during daylight hours • Mitigates peak energy costs, brings total energy bills down • Obviates the need to build as much additional generation and transmission capacity Geographical Location: • India receives adequate solar radiation for 300 days, amounting to 3,000 hours of sunshine • Almost all the regions receive 4-7 kWh of solar radiation per sq meters Power Shortage: • Electricity losses in India during transmission and distribution have been extremely high • Theft of electricity, common in most parts of urban India, amounts to 1.5% of India’s GDP
In July 2009, India unveiled a US$19 billion plan to produce 20 GW of solar power by 2020. In November 2009, India launched its National Solar Mission under the National Action Plan on Climate Change, with plans to generate 1,000 MW of power by 2013 Allocation of Rs.10 billion towards the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission and the establishment of a clean energy fund The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) provides 70% subsidy on the installation cost of a solar photovoltaic power plant in North-East states and 30% subsidy on other regions.
The Indian Government has recently approved a solar mission which aims to diminish the cost of electricity produced from solar power to equalize that with fossil fuels by 2030 This mission is quite ambitious to create 20 GW of solar power by 2020 which would again be increased to 100 GW and 200 GW by 2030 and 2050 respectively
Moser Baer India is developing a 1 MW solar power project in Chandrapur district. When completed, it will be one of the largest solar projects in the world using the latest thin film technology. Countrys largest private power utility Tata Power today said it has commissioned the 25 MW Mithapur solar project in Gujarat. Tata Power plans to set up 300 MW of solar power capacity by 2017.