In this article, we will tell you the most developing sector in India ,i.e, Solar Power and why Rajasthan is the richest state in producing renewable source of energy and how one can reduce his dependency on non-renewable source of energy and India has cumulative capacity of 12.28 gigawatts as on 6 April 2017 which was 6.76 gigawatts at the end of 31 March 2016.
What is Solar Power ??
Generating energy comes directly from Sunlight and converts into Electricity by using solar panels or solar thermal plants.
Technology Used to Generate Solar Power?
- Photovoltaic System: means the use of Solar Panels on rooftops or at solar farms, which converts sunlight into electric power.
- Concentrated Solar Power or Concentrated Solar Thermal: are plants which use solar thermal energy to produce steam, which is afterwards converted into electricity using a turbine.
Benefits of Solar Power ??
- Renewable Source of Energy.
- Reliable and Sustainable.
- Reduces Dependency on the Non-Renewable source of energy,i.e, coal, and natural gas.
- Purist & Cleanest form of energy received directly from the sun.
Why Choose Rajasthan ??
The two important thing which makes Rajasthan so reliable
- 1. Adequate and Undeveloped Barren Land (Around 208,110 km2 – 60% of total area).
- 2. Solar Radiation.
Other important things are
- Rajasthan the richest solar developed state also Rajasthan as 300-330 sunny days compared to the deserts of Arizona, Nevada, California, and Colorado.
- Districts of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Barmer, and Bikaner are the key region of the state which have best Solar radiation,i.e,6-7 kWh/m2/day is one the best in the world.
- Rajasthan as on 31st March 2017 was producing 1784MW electricity which is the most electricity producing state followed by Gujarat.
What is Solar Radiation ??
Solar Radiation is the energy emitted from the sun rays,i.e, heat and the light which is again converted into thermal energy to generate electricity through the photovoltaic system.
Do You Know ??
India has world’s second largest solar power plant at one Single Location. It can generate 648 MW from one single location and It is located at Kamuthi in Tamil Nadu.