Abstract: Solar power is a clean way to generate renewable energy. Because of high onetime cost large scale utilization of solar energy did not take place. In recent years solar power sector has experienced phenomenal growth and solar energy systems are now easily available for industrial and domestic use. These solar energy systems could be installed with financial supports like tax incentives and rebates from the government. Most of the developed countries are switching over to solar energy. This article provides an overview of status of solar energy in India in terms of existing capacity and utilization of technologies in solar power plants. This paper also focuses on key challenges in technological development for future growth of solar energy.
Keywords: Solar power, Solar technology, Solar photovoltaic, Solar thermal, Solar cell, Solar module
| DOI: 10.17148/IARJSET.2019.61003