Solar Energy In India
The geographical location of India provides long days of sunny weather for the majority of the year.
This allows solar energy in India to be a viable option for a means of generating electricity for a large proportion of the population.
India's high population which is around 4x that of the United States, means generating enough power can be a demanding task.
The energy consumption in India is currently allot less than that of the United States, and this shows how a large majority of the population of India does not have access to electricity.
The use of solar energy in India could help to change this problem, in providing a clean, cheap source of electricity for many areas communities.
It is believed that the geographical location of India allows the country to receive well over 4500 trillion kWh of pure solar energy each year, which is far beyond the annual power consumption of India, and even that of the United States who in 2004 used less than 4 trillion kWh of energy.
Solar energy has a huge potential for helping to support the future population of India, yet the installation of solar energy systems still remains a high cost solution for many countries where fossil fuel energy provides most of the electricity needed.
As solar energy technologies become cheaper, we should start to see a huge shift towards the use of solar energy sources in many countries like India, and we are already seeing small scale installations of this nature.
The main con of solar energy which lies at the heart of the debate of proposed solar installations for many countries such as India is the cost, but as time goes by, manufacturing methods can become more cost effective, therefore making the end product cheaper for consumers.
India will take a huge advantage of the available solar energy supplied to the country in the future, and we can hope this will lead to an improved standard of living for much of the population.