Journal of Economics and Economic Education Research (Print ISSN: 1533-3590; Online ISSN: 1533-3604)

Abstract

The Solar Power Situation Issues and Prospects in India

Author(s): Himmat Singh Ratnoo, Rajesh Kumar

The article takes a bird’s eye-view of the economic and political context that led to the heavy fossil-fuel dependence of India and explores how a well-worked out innovative and strategic shift to the renewable sources of energy in general and the solar option particular can lead to the environmentally sustainable industrialisation, urbanisation and development. While taking a long-run view, it assiduously delves into the finer aspects of the various issues that need to be dealt on the basis of scientific and social evidence, insight and innovation. The study weaves in the diverse aspects of the world economic situation to argue for building of the capability for strategic thought and action on a vast and diverse variety of matters to connect dots for emergence of India as a leader in sustainable, equitable and harmonious development through achievement of its developmental goals on the back of utilisation of its enormous solar power potential. By addressing a variety of concerns together, it attempts to boldly put forth considerations that touch the spinal cord of the complex problems that beset not only India but the world at large