Solar Energy : An Emerging Option for India. Ashwin Gambhir Prayas (Energy Group), Pune SOLAR ENERGY – IS IT A VIABLE OPTION NOW? 11 th April, 2012, Raintree Hotel, Anna Salai , Chennai. Outline. About Prayas A brief overview of the Power sector Energy Security Solar Electricity
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Prayas (Energy Group), Pune
SOLAR ENERGY – IS IT A VIABLE OPTION NOW?
11th April, 2012, Raintree Hotel, Anna Salai, Chennai
Prayas is a Voluntary Org, based at Pune, India
Source: (EIA, 2012; PPAC, 2012) and Prayas calculations
Source: (BP, 2011; PPAC, 2012)and Prayas calculations
In the Solar Electricity Sector:
Lessons for India
Prayas Energy Group (PEG)
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LBNL)
Although solar costs are dropping rapidly, solar power is still more expensive than conventional and other renewable energy options, and the solar sector still needs continuing government policy support. However, government policies are driven by objectives that go beyond the goal of achieving grid parity.
These include increase in renewable energy generation to mitigate climate change, or boost energy security; develop domestic industry to create jobs and exports; develop technology and intellectual property rights via RD&D; and improve access to electricity where the electric grid is unreliable or absent.
The need to achieve multiple objectives and ensure sufficient political support for solar power makes it difficult for policy makers to design an optimal solar power policy. The dynamic and uncertain nature of the solar industry, combined with the constraints offered by broader economic, political and social conditions further complicates the task of policy making.
FiT, RPO, REC, GBI
Domestic Value Addition
Source: Girish Sant, Handling the energy crisis; http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/opinion/article2845265.ece
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