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[Ambassador report] (Thematic Report October 2019: Renewable Energy and India)

by Dharmendra Kapri | 19-02-2020 11:11 Comments 8 Comments recommendations 0 recommendations

Renewable energy sources are sources of power that are found in nature and can be replenished. Optimal use of these resources  minimize environmental impacts, produce minimum secondary waste and are sustainable based on current and future economic and social societal needs. These include the energy from water currents, the wind, stored solar power, biomass, geothermal energy, and other sources.

 In this report I would like to share about India’s initiatives to use solar energy at the large scale.

India’s First Solar Powered Train-

Indian railway on July 2017 launched first solar powered DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit) from Delhi. A total of 16 solar panels, each producing 300 Wp, are fitted in six coaches. This is the first time in the world that solar panels are being used as grid in railways. The train has a power backup and can run on battery for at least 72 hours. By saving an estimate 1.2 lakh kilo litre of diesel every year, the railways will be able to pocket Rs 672 crore per year. The Solar power will also help in reducing 2.7 lakh tonnes of CO2 emission per year.


India’s First Solar Powered Railway Station-

After experimenting with solar-powered train coaches, India now have an entire station that runs on renewable energy. The Guwahati railway station runs 100% on solar power. According to a report, In all, the station installed more than 2,500 solar modules- preventing about 600,000 kilograms of CO2 from entering the atmosphere in the past month. The cost of installing solar panels on the building was about 1 million dollar, but the solar energy will save Indian railways as estimated 100,000 dollar each year in electricity bills- meaning the investment will pay itself off in about 10 years.

Not just a solar train and station Indian Railways wants 25% of energy to be renewable by 2025.


Solar Bus to aware people about Solar Energy-

A new solar powered bus is rumbling through the streets of New Delhi, but it’s not picking up any passengers. Instead, it’s passing on the value of solar power. This bus is on a tour to clear people’s misconceptions about solar energy. It is a joint initiative of city government and Greenpeace India.


These were some of the steps taken by Indian Government. Despite all complexities and debate, renewable energy technologies compare extremely favorable to fossil fuels, and remain a core part of the solution to climate change.




Susmita Horticulturist

  • Susmita Horticulturist says :
    Hello Dharmendra
    I hope you are doing wel
    Thank you so much for this report
    Posted 28-02-2020 11:05

Jasmine Karki

  • Jasmine Karki says :

    Thank you so much for your informative report!!!
    Felt great to go through it..

    Green cheers
    Jasmine karki
    Posted 27-02-2020 00:38

Ishma Gurung

  • Ishma Gurung says :
    Thank you so much for this report
    Green cheers
    Posted 25-02-2020 11:33

Hyeongmin Mentor

  • Hyeongmin Mentor says :
    Hello Dharmendra

    I can see that there are some efforts to make use of solar energy in India!
    Certainly it is a good movement toward renewable energy and it will benefit India both environmentally and economically in the near future. I hope India will be able to achieve the good model of sustainable development, and become the role model to its neighboring nations.

    Thank you for the great report!
    Posted 23-02-2020 12:41

Rachu Khanal

  • Rachu Khanal says :
    Thank you for the report
    Posted 22-02-2020 19:33

Kushal Naharki

  • Kushal Naharki says :
    Hello Dharmendra

    I do hope that you are fine and doing great with your works.
    Thank you for your report about Renewable Energy and India

    Green Cheers from Nepal :)
    Keep writing great reports.
    We are eager to read more reports from you.

    Kushal Naharki

    Posted 21-02-2020 10:36

Lisa Mentor

  • Lisa Mentor says :
    Hello Dharmendra!
    It's Lisa your mentor.

    Solar bus!
    What a great idea! I think it will definitely catch people's eyes and let people know of solar power that can be actually realized in daily lives. I think that promoting and raising public awareness is one of the critical tasks in increasing the usage of renewable energy. Without a strong social consensus, the transition period will be very harsh for all of us.

    Great article dear:)
    Posted 19-02-2020 23:39

Sagar  Koirala

  • Sagar Koirala says :
    Hello Dharmendra ,
    Nice and Informative Report
    Posted 19-02-2020 12:40

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