Solar Energy the way forward?

solar energy – The Light of the Sun possesses the potential to adequately fulfill the energy demands of the entire world, Studies say Nearly four million exajoules (1EJ=1018J) of solar energy reaches the earth annually, ca. 5 × 104EJof which is claimed to be easily harvestable. 

(Source – https://www.researchgate.net/ ).

However, it’s only humane not to realize the value of something you receive for free, which has been the case with solar energy for decades, not anymore; thanks to innovations in technology and awareness created by various government and individuals solar energy is now known as one of the most sustainable energy formats 

To fight the current global warming challenges without compromising on the energy needs of the countries and people within.

The Ongoing COVID – 19 crises have now put the focus on renewable energy like never before, the Asia Pacific region a count of 200 million people have no access to electricity and over 1.3 billion people have no means of clean cooking fuel, a part of these numbers are from India. Adding to the woes the hospitals are now running 24/7 and the need for makeshift testing clinics, with uninterrupted power supply is at an all-time high. 

These numbers reiterate the governments need to focus on renewable energy to improve the capacity of the rural health centers, the much-anticipated coronavirus vaccines, and other necessities need to be refrigerated and transported to remote villages to carry out large scale immunization drives which need a reliable power source, which can enable the frontline health workers and essential service providers carry out their war against COVID -19 seamlessly,

Solar for Health:

If my guess is right your question is how an energy source can be related to the health of a country

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world emits approximately 27 gigatons of CO2e from multiple sources, with electrical production emitting 10 gigatons, or approximately 37% of global emissions and is increasing at the rapid phase,

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world emits approximately 27 gigatons of CO2e from multiple sources, with electrical production emitting 10 gigatons, or approximately 37% of global emissions and is increasing at the rapid phase,

According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the world emits approximately 27 gigatons of CO2e from multiple sources, with electrical production emitting 10 gigatons, or approximately 37% of global emissions and is increasing at the rapid phase,

Tax Breaks: 

India has set the target to set-up 100 GW of solar power generation capacity by 2022 (1Giga Watt is 1,000 Mega Watt). Note also that of the 100 GW target, which includes 40 GW of utility-scale solar plants and 20 GW of ultra-mega solar parks. The future seems bright with solar energy scaled up to be a part of your everyday life and its uses going beyond just lighting, charging gadgets to vehicles,

In her latest announcement, Finance Minister Mrs. Nirmala Sitaraman spoke of the government’s plans for investment-linked income tax exemptions under Section 35 AD of the Income Tax Act, among other indirect tax benefits”, for solar photovoltaic cells, lithium storage batteries, and solar electric charging infrastructure projects.

Cost of Installation:

In India the cost for setting up solar projects had fallen rapidly to as much as 80% of total project cost, owing to various factors including improved asset utilization, lower cost of modules sourced from china and a sprout in domestic players which lead to innovation of cost-effective methods in manufacturing components and pricing, which led to India attain a status of being the lowest cost producer of solar energy globally, the benefits of which is largely transformed to the consumers leading to increase in small scale solar projects.

The Economic challenges resulting from the pandemic is a nightmare for any policymaker, it’s only natural for them to look for quick fixes to revitalize the already battered economy, which means the focus on renewable energy might be ignored to take note of the most immediate fixes to get the ball rolling, However, ignoring or stalling the sustainable energy needs, for now, is only going to delay the prevention of future energy crisis.

Solar Energy the way forward?

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