2010 Indian Renewable Energy Status Report

The Indian Renewable Energy Status Report provides a comprehensive review of the current status of renewable energy deployment and policies in India. It starts off with a description of the institutional framework guiding energy development in India – both at national and regional level, the main policy drivers impacting energy, and the major policy actions India has taken that impact renewable energy deployment. The paper presents estimates of potential for wind, solar, small hydro, and bioenergy and the deployment of each of these technologies to date in India. The potentials for India to meet large-scale generation needs and provide access to remote, non-electrified populations are also covered. Finally, the enabling environment required to facilitate rapid scale of renewable energies is discussed, including technology transfer and status of financing in India.
The Indian Renewable Energy Status Report provides a comprehensive review of the current status of renewable energy deployment and policies in India. It starts off with a description of the institutional framework guiding energy development in India – both at national and regional level, the main policy drivers impacting energy, and the major policy actions India has taken that impact renewable energy deployment. The paper presents estimates of potential for wind, solar, small hydro, and bioenergy and the deployment of each of these technologies to date in India. The potentials for India to meet large-scale generation needs and provide access to remote, non-electrified populations are also covered. Finally, the enabling environment required to facilitate rapid scale of renewable energies is discussed, including technology transfer and status of financing in India.