Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan or Clean India Initiative hogged the limelight last year, but the present NDA government is equally serious to generate 24-hour electricity to all parts of the country through renewable (green) energy sources, if the recent press statement made by Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal is to be believed.
India, a country of more than 1.2 billion people, is an energy deficit nation. The domestic energy requirement of the nation can’t be fulfilled using conventional sources only. On the other hand, renewable energy can prove to be a panacea in this regard, should the same be utilized optimally.
The government of India is very optimistic about the prospect of renewable energy in India. Piyush Goyal, Union Power Minister, has recently stated to the media that the nation is set to scale up the capacity of renewable energy to 1,75,000 megawatts. By doing so, India will be able to multiply its renewable energy output manifold and earn the tag of world’s largest renewable energy producer.
In India, the solar PV (photovoltaic cells on solar panels) is a very handy instrument to permanently solve the problem of low electricity and frequent load shading, especially in the rural parts of the country. The price of PV fell down below the rate of imported coal in recent times. Therefore, people can now easily consume solar energy to fulfill their daily needs. This is set to be a game changer as the price of the solar energy is expected to fall further in the coming days.
Denmark Leading With An Example
Denmark, a Scandinavian country, is treading on the path of green energy in an exemplary manner. This is the one nation that is translating her big dreams into realities. The country, proudly boasts of generating more than 40 per cent of its electric energy for its people through renewable energy sources. With the threat of climate change and global warming looming large all across the world, it has now become utmost necessary to tap the available renewable (green) energy and utilize them to the fullest.
Denmark has successfully established itself as the most ideal country to fully utilize its renewable energy sources. She is now aiming to produce 100 % renewable energy for her territory within the next three and a half decade. The nation is already a world leader in wind energy, and believes in leading from the front.
The Danish administration is moving in the right direction, and by 2050 the nation will use 100 % renewable energy for its electricity and transportation purposes. The incumbent government in Copenhagen is seriously looking forward to stop using fossil fuel for its nationwide transportation in the near future. If the country accomplishes this goal, then Denmark would go into the record book as the first nation to have implemented renewable energy goal.
Why India Should Welcome Green Energy
India should also follow Denmark to utilize its renewable energy sources optimally and transform the nation into an energy surplus one. Solar PVs are highly useful for an overpopulated nation such as India. Considering most regions of the nation receive ample amount of sunlight throughout the year, hence it’s a far viable option to start living with solar energy than the conventional or the non-renewable ones.
Consumers can at least heave a sigh of relief as they won’t require incurring heavy expenditure towards paying huge electricity bills in India. Solar equipments also cost much lower than normal electrical appliances. Hence, it is highly useful for those people who want to avail cheaper electricity at home round the year. Hopefully, the present government’s initiative towards generating more solar energy (renewable energy) will permanently solve the problem of frequent load shading, low voltage and frequent electric cuts in India.