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Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Journal of Pharmacognosy and Phytochemistry

Vol. 8, Special Issue 1 (2019)

Renewable energy sources and technologies


Jagadish Aditya Dinakar and Tiwari Deepika

There is significant potential for agricultural involvement in the production and consumption of solar, wind, geothermal, and biomass energy. Renewable resources are abundant and widely distributed throughout the India. A number of commercial technologies are available to harness these resources, and with appropriate support, additional technologies – some potentially paradigm-shifting – could be brought to market. Renewable energy and farming are winning combination. Wind, solar, and biomass energy can be harvested forever, providing farmers with a long-term source of income. Renewable energy can be used on the farm to replace other fuels or sold as a “cash crop.”While the global economy maintains its low-level growth, the Indian economy continues on its high growth trajectory. The year 2016-17 has seen a paradigm shift in the way India’s economy will function by focusing on laying the infrastructure for widespread inclusion of all economic activity on the digital platform. Power sector plays a vital role in the growth of Indian economy and it is growing at rapid pace. Renewable technologies are now supplying or supplementing many on-farmenergy requirements, from water pumping to space heating. Increasingly, farmers and ranchers are selling energy (e.g., electricity generated from wind turbines, biofuels, and products from biomass). This is contributing to greater energy security in agriculture through increased diversity of energy sources, more self-supply of energy, and reduced environmental impact The total installed capacity has reached to 310 GW with generation mix of Thermal (69.4%), Hydro (13.9%), Renewable (14.8%) and Nuclear (1.9%). It is evident that the renewable power has secured 2nd position after Thermal and is spreading its wings rapidly in India.

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How to cite this article:
Jagadish Aditya Dinakar and Tiwari Deepika. Renewable energy sources and technologies. J Pharmacogn Phytochem 2019;8(1S):692-694.

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