—Most of the power generation in India is carried
out by conventional energy sources, coal and mineral oil-based
power plants which contribute heavily to greenhouse gases
emission. This focuses the solution of the energy crisis on
judicious utilization of abundant renewable energy resources.
This paper reviews the renewable energy scenario of India. It
begins by describing the importance of renewable energy and
its advantages over fossil fuels. It gives an overview of the
renewable energies in India while evaluating the current status
and the deployment of each of these technologies to date in
India. It also reviews the multi-criteria assessment of different
renewable energy and draws out vital conclusions. It is based
on the secondary information collected from various mass
media including internet, various reports and other
—Conventional energy sources, greenhouse
gases, renewable energy.
Rijul Dhingra, Abhinav Jain, Abhishek Pandey, and Srishti Mahajan are
with Delhi Technological University, Delhi, India, 110042 (e-mail:
Cite:Rijul Dhingra, Abhinav Jain, Abhishek Pandey, and Srishti Mahajan, "Assessment of Renewable Energy in India," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 5, no. 5, pp. 459-462, 2014.