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Solar energy will light up India’s dark corner, says well-known policy analyst Deepak Talwar

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Policy analyst Deepak Talwar comments on India’s solar energy

ABB, the worldwide innovation goliath, had appointed five substations at Kamuthi in Tamil Nadu in July. Commenting on the topic, Current Affairs Analyst Deepak Talwar stated, “Renewable energy like solar power is the thing that India needs to battle power emergency.” With this, the organization aimed to incorporate a 648-megawatt (MW) solar venture to the national transmission grid. This implies 360 MW from the solar venture would be grid-connected. The move additionally made the solar park the greatest in the nation!

Of late, India’s ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE) has urged the Tamil Nadu government to stay away from random curtailing solar power in the state. In a letter dated September 18, the ministry called for the Tamil Nadu government, to “instruct the concerned officials at the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Co (TANGEDCO) not to curtail generation from solar plants.”

Since 2016, solar plants in Tamil Nadu have been facing repeated backdowns. To protest this, the National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has filed a petition before the Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission. Also Adani Green Energy, which has a 216 MW solar plant in Ramanathapuram district, has also filed a similar petition.

Since 2015, the Adani Group has been working on it, when the organization was given over the venture. Once operational, the Kamuthi venture will deliver around 10% of India’s total solar energy.

As per Deepak Talwar, India has a long way to go before it produces enough electricity to become independent. In the next six years, the nation intends to accomplish 100 GW of solar power.  To accomplish this, the Central government intends to produce 25 ultra-mega solar power projects with limits 500-1,000 MW by 2021. Tamil Nadu is ambitious about a solar power generation plant that will include another 3,000 MW.

The Adani Group has huge solar power projects in the pipeline to go with the national plan. The organization has officially joined hands to set up a 10 GW solar power park in Rajasthan. The project − a 50:50 joint venture – is called Adani Renewable Energy Park Rajasthan. It  is likely to cost $9 billion.

Rajasthan expects to create 25 GW solar power limit by 2020. What’s more, the park will help the state in this porject. Adani Group has plans to set up 40 GW of solar power capacity. With all these solar ventures on the anvil, India is certainly adapted to build its solar power generation capacity. More energy to India! 

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21 Comments on Solar energy will light up India’s dark corner, says well-known policy analyst Deepak Talwar

  1. monika thakran // March 4, 2017 at 3:48 am // Reply

    With coal being extracted like a hungry monster, and electricity consumed in such huge quantities, Solar is the only way to go. The world will live on till the Sun lives!!

     
  2. Varun Pandey // March 18, 2017 at 5:58 am // Reply

    Solar energy Is truly a next future of indian Democracy, we should look for various other ways to promote this vision.

     
  3. Neha Gupta // March 18, 2017 at 5:59 am // Reply

    Appreciable alternative. And we really need such alternatives.

     
  4. samya malik // March 18, 2017 at 6:14 am // Reply

    Good news for those who are still living under the dark but still a long way to go. Good initiative as you always have to start from somewhere.

     
  5. Mohammed Ibrahim Ameen // March 18, 2017 at 6:46 am // Reply

    High Time we actually start investing on such options, lest ‘options’ turn to dire necessities !!

     
  6. Sharmistha Goyal // March 21, 2017 at 4:56 am // Reply

    solar energy is surely a good step towards economic development of our country

     
  7. Sam Chadha // March 21, 2017 at 5:00 am // Reply

    Such an initiative step is must needed in order to see the progress for our country. Solar Panel surely a useful step.

     
  8. Sajma Sendier // March 21, 2017 at 9:36 am // Reply

    Such a great move .. really appreciate it.. will surely add to the economic development of our country.

     
  9. Aarvi Bhatia // March 21, 2017 at 9:36 am // Reply

    Solar energy is the best way to battle emergency

     
  10. This is really a very good idea to use solar energy for power generation in small scale.

     
  11. Sahaj Desai // March 21, 2017 at 10:41 am // Reply

    Nice Article .. very nice move by PM Narendra Modi

     
  12. Tanisha Rathi // March 31, 2017 at 7:50 am // Reply

    This will boost the developmental growth of India

     
  13. Aanchal Sharma // March 31, 2017 at 7:53 am // Reply

    Very good Initiative by Adani

     
  14. Updesh Kakran // April 18, 2017 at 10:20 am // Reply

    Even Adani group have good number of workforce too

     
  15. Risabh Panth // April 25, 2017 at 12:16 pm // Reply

    I wish if it is true

     
  16. Raj Vandana // May 15, 2017 at 8:14 am // Reply

    Now a days people need some more conventional and convenient fuels so we can save rare natural resources which lights up our daily life

     
  17. Karthik Milind // May 26, 2017 at 5:54 am // Reply

    It is high time that we must realise the importance of using solar energy instead of wasting precious resources like coal. This is indeed remarkable on the part of the Adani Group to have come up with huge solar power plants. I totally agree with Deepak Talwar that India can only survive if we tackle our power crises thoughtfully.

     
  18. Priya Singh // June 27, 2017 at 1:03 pm // Reply

    I think we need it. Time has come when we think about renewable energy that will light up our houses for long.

     
  19. It is important for us to understand that solar is the future of energy that this planet will use for almost everything. When all the resources will perish and there will be no non-renewable resources then people will understand the utter importance of harvesting solar power

     
  20. mannu khurana // May 21, 2018 at 6:59 am // Reply

    It is important for us to understand that solar is the future of energy that this planet will use for almost everything. When all the resources will perish and there will be no non-renewable resources then people will understand the utter importance of harvesting solar power

     

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