Indian Solar Thermal Technology – Technology to Protect Environment and Ecology
Rising fuel costs and global warming are pushing the development of renewable energy supplies. Solar energy is most promising as unlike wind it is evenly and uniformly spread and more predictable. 1 % of the solar energy received on earth would meet the total energy requirements of the world. It has been calculated that even if only 2 % of Indian deserts were to be used for putting up solar concentrators that would suffice to produce all present India’s power need i.e. 140,000 MW. In the near future, solar energy may become part of the total commercial energy basket with its share rising in proportion to the new challenges. This study report shall provoke readers to act in their limited “circle of influence” by using technologies that have already delivered results worldwide. India is a leader among the nations in having a special Ministry for the promotion of Renewable Energy (MNRE). Even though there is no lack of funds and ideas, the results are still not commensurate with the potential that exists in India. This paper introduces a case study for the establishment of renewable energy supplies in India. Sustainable entrepreneurship as well as potentials and challenges from a life cycle perspective are described.
KeywordsSolar Concentrators Sustainable Business Models Renewable Energy
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