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Solar Energy

It is the conversion of renewable energy from sunlight into electricity,can be harnessed directly from the sun, even in cloudy weather. Solar energy is used worldwide and is increasingly popular for generating electricity or heating and desalinating water. India has been ranked as fourth in wind power, fifth in solar power and fourth in renewable power installed capacity, as of 2020.

As of September 2021, India had 101.53 GW of renewable energy capacity and represents ~38% of the overall installed power capacity. The country is targeting about 450 Gigawatt (GW) of installed renewable energy capacity by 2030 – about 280 GW (over 60%) is expected from solar. By December 2019, 15,100 megawatts (MW) of wind power projects were issued. Power generation from renewable energy sources in India reached 127.01 billion units (BU) in FY20.

Three Technologies used for Solar Power Energy :

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Photovoltaic ( PV ) Solar Cells

Concentrated Solar Power ( CSP )

It uses mirrors to concentrate solar rays. These rays heat fluid, which creates steam to drive a turbine and generate electricity. CSP is used to generate electricity in large-scale power plants.Read More

Solar Street Lights

A standalone solar photovoltaic street lighting system is an outdoor lighting unit used for illuminating a street or an open area. Recent advances in LED lighting have brought very promising opportunities for application in street lighting. Combining LED’s low power, high illumination characteristics with current photovoltaic (PV) technology, PV powered street light utilizing LED.Read More