When expense comes to electricity, its huge. People are still not very much aware of saving the electricity for our future generations, but the expense makes them do it otherwise. people are getting interested in using solar energy to meet their electricity needs. Power cuts and dependence on DG sets is making people look for more and better sources. Solar PV panels provide a very good alternative.
In India, the states of Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana have emerged as the fastest growing in terms of solar power capacity addition. In 2017 nearly 60% of total new capacity addition is expected to come from the southern states, the report added.
“Indian solar market has grown by an average 72% in the last three years and is now worth approximately 8-9GW per annum. Growing market size and strong government commitment to the sector have attracted the world’s leading private sector players as well as resulted in lower tariffs for consumers. As the sector matures, however, there is a formidable new challenge arising in the form of how to absorb rising share of intermittent energy into the grid,” said Vinay Rustagi, managing director of BTI.
The architecture best suited to most of India would be a set of rooftop power-generation systems connected via a local grid. Such an infrastructure, which does not have the economy of scale of mass, utility-scale solar-panel deployment, needs a lower deployment price to attract individuals and family-sized households. Photovoltaics are projected to continue their cost reductions, becoming able to compete with fossil fuels.
Land is scarce in India, and per-capita land availability is low. Dedication of land for the installation of solar arrays must compete with other needs. One alternative is to use the water-surface area on canals, lakes, reservoirs, farm ponds and the sea for large solar-power plants. These water bodies can also provide water to clean the solar panels. Highways and railways may also avoid the cost of land nearer load centres.
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