Abstract—Renewable energy resources sector growth in India has been significant, even for electricity generation from renewable sources. Renewable energy is energy generated from natural resources such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, and geothermal heat, which are renewable (naturally replenished). Even for the decentralized systems, the growth for solar home lighting systems has been 300%, solar lanterns 99% and solar photovoltaic water pumps 196%. This is a phenomenal growth in the renewable energy sector mainly for applications that were considered to be supplied only through major electricity utilities. Some large projects have been proposed, and a 35,000 km² area of the Thar Desert has been set aside for solar power projects, sufficient to generate 700 to 2,100 gigawatts. Renewable energy systems are also being looked upon as a major application for electrification of 20,000 remote and un electrified villages and hamlets by 2007 and all households in such villages and hamlets by 2012.
Index Terms—renewable energy programs, solar, photovoltaic, wind, biomass.
ASHWIN KUMAR, K. KARTHICK, Department of Chemical Engineering , St joseph’s College of Engineering, Chennai -119, India.
Cite: A. ASHWIN KUMAR, K. KARTHICK, "Clean Energy Resources Available in India," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 1-7, 2011.