India is a developing economy facing major hurdles of providing energy access to all its citizens, large dependence on fuel imports for energy security, and fulfilling international protocols on climate change mitigation, although the economic and social development is the principal priority. The increase in energy demand due to growing population and industrialization along with depleting fossil fuel resources has stimulated the country’s efforts in adopting power generation from renewable energy sources. India has been bestowed with enormous renewable energy potential, especially wind and solar energy, which if utilized properly, can fulfill the energy requirements of the country however these are not distributed uniformly across the country. This article presents the voyage of the Indian current power scenario along with renewable energy status. Moreover, an updated vision of wind solar renewable energy scenario, funding and prevailing policies along with regulatory provisions for renewable energy progress in India has been assessed.
Prof. Dr. Bilal BİLGİN