Renewable Energy Profile of India

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Renewable Energy Profile of India
N.Chandrran, Saraswati College of Engineering, Mumbai University chandrrann@yahoo.co.in, researchcellscoe@yahoo.com,
S.G.Kanitkar ,Enviro Abrasion Resistant Engineers, Pune.
sgkanitkar@gmail.com,sgkanitkar@enviroabrasion.com

Abstract— Traditional methods of Power generation using fossil fuels have tremendous negative impact on ecology. The cost per unit of energy is also increasing day by day due to the depletion of available resources. Therefore development of alternative resources of energy is important for the survival of humanity. Ocean wave energy provides ample scope on the renewable energy map. Geothermal is the second important area for focus. In India, still 35% of the population do not have access to electricity. For India, this could make electricity available to the coastal villages.

I.INTRODUCTION
INDIA HAS AN INSTALLED CAPACITY OF 162,000 MW FOR ELECTRIC POWER. THE GAP BETWEEN DEMAND AND SUPPLY AT PRESENT
SEEMS TO BE BETWEEN 7-11%.
WITH THE FOSSIL FUEL RESOURCES, LIKE OIL AND
COAL STEADILY DEPLETING, IT IS IMPERATIVE ON ITS SIDE
TO DEVELOP CAPACITY TO PRODUCE RENEWABLE
ENERGY FROM WIND, SOLAR, SEA AND GEOTHERMAL
RESOURCES.

CURRENTLY, IT IS EVEN MORE IMPORTANT TO FOCUS ON

OCEAN WAVE AND GEOTHRMAL WOULD BE MORE BENEFITTING

AS THESE AREAS ARE STILL NASCENT AND IMPROVING THE

EFFICIENCY OF CONVERSION ALONE COULD ENHANCE THE

ENERGY PROFILE OF INDIA.
II.DETAILS
With the fossil fuel resources, like oil and coal steadily depleting, it is imperative on its side to develop capacity to produce renewable energy from wind, solar, sea and geothermal resources. Looking to the Global scenario, Germany is leading in development of renewable energy resources, 16% of its demand is being met by wind, solar and geothermal energy. US lead as the largest producer of wind power, yet it produces 11% from renewable resources. China is leading in wind and solar power systems: Its...
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