IJESD 2014 Vol.5(5): 459-462 ISSN: 2010-0264
DOI: 10.7763/IJESD.2014.V5.527

Assessment of Renewable Energy in India

Rijul Dhingra, Abhinav Jain, Abhishek Pandey, and Srishti Mahajan

Abstract—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 International Institutions.

Index Terms—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: Rijuldhingra93@gmail.com, abhinavjain93@gmail.com, abhishekp131@gmail.com, srishtimahajan.94@gmail.com).


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.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
  • E-mail: ijesd@ejournal.net