India is country with around 300 sunny days in a year with average solar insolation levels ranges from 4 kWh/m2/day to 7 Kwh/m2/day (Please read The solar insolation levels of top 5 states (solar PV installed capacity wise) of India). Solar power is considered the best option for fulfilling our energy requirements.
The current scenario
The road ahead
It is difficult to compensate the ever increasing energy demand of India with the limited fossil fuels. Obviously, there is urgent and immediate need of an energy source which is reliable, inexhaustible and secure. The researchers are trying to boost the performance of solar cells using nano technology (Please read "How Nano technology can boost the performance of solar cell" ), this will also lowers down the cost of solar panels. The MNRE (Ministry of New and Renewable Energy) is supporting the solar power through National Solar Mission. The Government of India has set up a target to install 100 GW by 2022 through the investment of Rs. 6.3 trillion($100 billion) in 5 years. This will create huge employment opportunities in this sector.