Solar Energy a Path to India’s Prosperity

  • Yogender Pal Chandra
  • Arashdeep Singh
  • Vikas Kannojiya
  • J. P. Kesari
Review Paper


Solar energy technology has grabbed a worldwide interest and attention these days. India also, having a huge solar influx and potential, is not falling back to feed its energy demand through non-conventional energy sources such as concentrating solar power (CSP) and photovoltaic (PV). This work will try to add some comprehensive insight on solar energy framework, policy, outlook and socio-economic challenges of India. This includes its prominent areas of working such as grid independent and ‘utility-scale’ power production using CSP or PV power plants, rural as well as urban electrification using PV, solar powered public transportation systems, solar power in agrarian society—water pumping, irrigation, waste management and so on and so forth. Despite the fact that, a vast legion of furtherance and advancement has been done during the last decade of solar energy maturation and proliferation, improvements could be suggested so as to augment the solar energy usage in contrast to conventional energy sources in India.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yogender Pal Chandra
    • 1
  • Arashdeep Singh
    • 2
  • Vikas Kannojiya
    • 3
  • J. P. Kesari
    • 4
  1. 1.University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings (UCEEB)Czech Technical University in Prague (CVUT)PragueCzech Republic
  2. 2.Mechanical Engineering DepartmentThapar UniversityPatialaIndia
  3. 3.Department of Mechanical EngineeringIndian Institute of Technology RoorkeeRoorkeeIndia
  4. 4.Department of Mechanical EngineeringDelhi Technological University (DTU)DelhiIndia

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