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Importance and Contribution of Renewable Energy in the Energy Scenario of India

Author(s) Name: Kannan. M & Abhilash V Nair

Abstract
There is a high potential for generation of renewable energy from various sources- wind, solar, bio-mass, small hydro etc. the total potential for renewable power generation in country as on 31.03.2017 is estimated as 10,01,132MW. This includes solar power potential of 649342MW, wind power potential of 302251MW, bio mass power of 18601MW etc. the importance of renewable energy depends on the diminishing rate of the availability of conventional sources of energy. The estimated total consumption of raw coal by industry has increased from 502.82MT during 2007-08 to 841.56MT during 2016-17.India is the fourth largest energy consumer in the world after the United States, China, and Russia. A number of factors are to boost the future prospects of renewable energy in India.

Keywords: Renewable Energy, Wind, Solar, Power, Industry.

Please cite this article as: Kannan. M & Abhilash V Nair (2019). Importance and Contribution of Renewable Energy in the Energy Scenario of India. International Journal of Recent Research and Applied Studies, 6, 5(1), 1-4.