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The Most Promising Solar Hot Spots In India Development and Policy: The Thar Desert of Rajasthan
International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:23219939 (2015)
  • Radhey Shyam Meena
Abstract

The sun produces an unbelievable amount of energy that reaches the earth. The amount of energy that is absorbed by the earth in one hour is more energy than mankind uses in one year. The total amount of solar energy reaching the earth in one year is huge twice as much energy as ever existed from all sources of coal, oil, natural gas, and uranium combined. With its abundance of sunlight, India has tremendous potential to emerge as one of the leaders in solar power generation. According to the Government of India גs policy for the solar sector ג Jawaharlal Nehru Nationaln Solar Mission (JNNSM) ג a target of 20 GW of solar installations by 2022 has been set. India is endowed with vast solar energy potential, About 5,000 trillion kWh per year energy is incident over India גs land area with most parts receiving 47 kWh per sq. m per day. Solar energy intensity varies geographically in India, but Western thar Rajasthan receives the highest annual solar radiation energy. Its western thar part blessed with abundant natural resource with more then 325 days of sunshine every year. Jodhpur , popularly known as the sun city of india. A dedicated 400 kV network with associated 220 & 132 kV strong transmission network in Barmer, Jaisalmer, Jodhpur, Bikaner area was created. Indeed, Rajasthan is the only State in India which has established a strong power evacuation network in desert area. Hence current status, various issues, regulatory policies and incentives for promotion of Solar PV Power Parks in Rajasthan along with a case study , site report and geotechnical investigation for Photovoltaic Solar Power Plant has been discussed in this Paper

Keywords
  • PV Solar Power,
  • Renewable Energy,
  • JNNSM,
  • Research and Devlopment in Solar Projects of Rajasthan.
Publication Date
January 12, 2015
Citation Information
Radhey Shyam Meena. "The Most Promising Solar Hot Spots In India Development and Policy: The Thar Desert of Rajasthan" International Journal of Engineering Development and Research (IJEDR), ISSN:23219939 Vol. 3 Iss. 1 (2015)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/radhey_meena/13/