Date: 11-02-2019

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    Despite govt's push for solar power development, companies in solar sector still faces lots of constraints. Mention the challenges faced by such companies and what could govt. do to ease such constraints.( 250 words) 15 marks

  • Subject: Economic Development
  • Topic: Infrastructure
  • Sub-Topic: Energy
  • Source: The Hindu
    Introduction : Mention the urgent need to shift to renewable energy. India's commitment at Paris climate agreement can be mentioned. Highlight few major benefits of switching to solar from conventional sources. Present facts /conventional decisions to add value. 

    Scenario build up: Mention the major challenges faced by solar companies like cost and T&D losses, land scarcity, govt. funding, lack of closer industry-government cooperation , ineffective R&D, insufficient infrastructure for batteries, maintenance issues and cost, geographical barriers due to climatic conditions etc. Suggest the solutions that could promote solar power development among companies and indian society too like strong govt.-industry collaboration, focus on local made PV modules than export based, reform of DISCOMS , encourage roof top solar, swift land clearance policy, wider awareness etc. 

    Conclusion: Suggest a suitable way forward. 
    Sources to Read:
    https://amplussolar.com/blogs/narendra-modis-india-facing-unique-solar-challenges https://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Young-Hans/2017-05-12/Indias-solar-energy-challenges--associated-issues/299595 
     https://techstory.in/indian-solar-industry-problems/

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