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  • Chirag Gupta asked: Why are we inclined towards nuclear energy when the per unit cost of electricity is much higher compared to other sources of energy like solar and wind?

    A. Vinod Kumar replies: Countries with bigger populations and economies like India do not have the luxury of relying solely on one single source of energy. Hence, bigger nations prefer an energy mix that enables them to harness a variety of energy sources.

    China’s Big Push for Solar Energy

    China has managed to establish an edge in solar energy manufacturing and technology, and any shift in its solar policy is likely to affect countries looking to increase their solar energy capacity.

    December 31, 2018

    India and the International Solar Alliance

    The International Solar Alliance (ISA) Summit on 11 March marks an important milestone in India’s leadership efforts to build a clean and sustainable global energy future.

    March 16, 2018

    Can renewables make India energy secure?

    India should invest in creating a competitive solar module sector across the manufacturing chain, from procuring primary resources to the finished product.

    November 22, 2017

    Shining Not so Bright: Solar Energy in India

    According to a recent report, India will need 3, 128 Trillion watt hour per year (TWH) of electrical energy in the future if it adopts a frugal policy for energy use. This annual need could be met through renewable energy sources alone in the form of solar power (photovoltaic [PV] and thermal), wind, and hydroelectric power. But is this change in energy mix really feasible?

    February 10, 2013

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