India: Transitioning to Clean Energyby David Swift Content Crafter
India continues to be a constantly evolving and large economy. It is not feasible or environmentally sustainable for this ever growing nation to rely on coal or the import of fossil fuels for their energy and power supply.
To minimize the rising threat to the environment, improve the quality of life for citizens, tackle climate change and increase job availability, the country has moved to clean energy.
Is Clean Energy the Answer?
A majority of the population are surprised to know that India is already leading the way when it comes to an essential technology of the future, clean energy.
All over the country, there are villages that have access to loans. These loans help villagers purchase a solar power system for the installation of a few light bulbs inside their house. Other than the initial cost, people do not have to pay for power. In this way, students can study in the night easily, hospitals can carry out uninterrupted operations, and farmers can save money on their crop.
Renewable energy or clean energy can not only change the fate of villages and towns in the country, it can help India pave the way for the times to come.
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The Benefits of Clean Energy in India
Clean energy is cheap and decentralized. The wind blows everywhere and the sun shines anywhere. It is easy to install a few wind turbines or a solar panel setup for energy production.
Coal uses up a lot of quality water to generate electricity whereas clean energy such as the sun and wind does not require as much. This makes it perfect for India, especially during the times when there is not enough water to grow its crops.
The cost of renewable energy has come down owing to India’s massive market. Globally speaking, the price has been decreasing with each passing year. This can also be a profitable venture for a lot of companies.
The country also loses a lot of the energy it generates, owing to transmission line losses. Possessing decentralized wind and solar power, the nation can save big in terms of money as well as energy.
India’s Plans for the Future
The overall growth of clean energy in India has been phenomenal. The country has added nine gigawatts of solar power in the past two years itself. Many of the Indian states have knocked off plans to build new coal-fired power plants. As is evident in the slowdown in the growth of coal, it is obvious that coal will no longer dominate India’s power system in the future.
The nation has decided to store clean energy for future purposes so that they can leave behind their dependence on coal for good. The country also thinks about adding 160 gigawatts of renewable energy over the next four years. India’s clean energy growth is also said to come from large-scale solar parks. All in all, India’s transition to a clean, 21st-century energy system not only gives it potential to become a world energy leader, it also gives it the power to save the planet for the future.
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