What is Solar Energy?
Solar energy, radiant light and heat from the sun, is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving
technologies such as solar heating, solar photovoltaics & solar thermal electricity. Solar
technologies are broadly characterized as either passive solar or active solar depending on
the way they capture, convert and distribute solar energy. Active solar techniques include
the use of photovoltaic panels and solar thermal collectors to harness the energy. Passive
solar techniques include orienting a building to the Sun, selecting materials with favourable
thermal mass or light dispersing properties, and designing spaces that naturally circulate air.
The rapid development of the Indian economy and aggressive use of fossil fuels are increasing carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions- a scenario that is undesirable in the long term both from an environmental as well as energy-security perspective. India is currently importing 100 million tons of crude oil with a Foreign exchange outflow of Rs.1.5 trillion per year (nearly $34 billion). At this rate, in 2030 the country may have to import 300 million tons of crude oil.
If we do nothing, serious consequences such as the global food crisis, water shortages, worsening pollution, and even ecosystem collapses will worsen. This energy crisis also affects our communities. As fuel prices rise, our modern lifestyles become increasingly expensive, and global inequality worsens. Families and businesses everywhere are facing higher energy bills.
Renewable Energy - an alternative and more favourable growth path with larger deployment of solar - as main fuel for electricity generation is the Perfect solution. Also with aggressive efficiency improvements in large potential across energy demand and supply sides could bring in large savings – of the order of 59 per cent by 2050.
Solar is the world's most abundant energy source. Enough sunlight reaches us every 15 minutes to power the world for an entire year.
Safe and clean solar energy powers:
- Power plants everywhere
Solar is a cleaner, safer investment for your family and business.