Title: Present status, energy policies and future perspective of solar photovoltaic in India

Authors: Nirav Patel; Nitin Gupta; Arun Kumar Verma

Addresses: Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jhalana Gram, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jhalana Gram, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017, India ' Department of Electrical Engineering, Malaviya National Institute of Technology, Jawahar Lal Nehru Marg, Jhalana Gram, Malviya Nagar, Jaipur, Rajasthan 302017, India

Abstract: This paper aims at presenting state of art solar photovoltaic (SPV) in India and various initiatives and actions plans launched by Indian Government to augment the share of most promising and growing source of renewable energy SPV. A renewable and sustainable source of energy such as solar PV has been playing a vital role in curbing carbon emission. This paper presents a widespread review of the present status, various energy policies and future perspective of SPV considering the fact that India is having an abundant amount of solar energy potential. The intention of this review is to emphasise broadly on the major constraints hampering the growth of SPV energy in India. Efforts have been made to presents the selections guide, applicable standards and state-wise sanctioned solar parks. It is hoped that the information reported in this paper will be a worth of one-stop source of information for researchers.

Keywords: solar PV; renewable energy; solar potential; renewable public obligation; RPO; energy policies; grid interactive; off-grid; India.

DOI: 10.1504/IJETP.2020.109299

International Journal of Energy Technology and Policy, 2020 Vol.16 No.5/6, pp.449 - 469

Received: 30 Dec 2017
Accepted: 16 May 2018

Published online: 30 Apr 2020 *

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