Abstract: The Indian power sector is witnessing a revolution as excitement grips the nation about harnessing electricity from various renewable sources of energy. India has become the world’s next clean energy ‘hotspot’ as it plans to meet its substantial future energy from renewable sources. These include wind, solar, bio-mass, hydro, wastes etc. Electricity generation from renewable energy sources is increasingly recognized to play an important role for the achievement of a variety of primary and secondary energy policy goals, such as improved diversity and security of energy supply, reduction of local pollutant and global greenhouse gas emissions, regional and rural development, and exploitation of opportunities for fostering social cohesion, value addition and employment generation at the local and regional level. Due to its geographical location; India receives a high intensity of solar radiation. Currently, India is pushing forward a massive plan of generating electricity by using solar radiation. . The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission was launched in 2009 to create policy conditions to make solar power as affordable as conventional power by 2022, and establish India as global leader in solar energy. The Mission creates a secure investment structure designed to encourage large-scale investment, technical innovation and rapid cost reductions in solar energy technologies within India. The Mission also aims to foster inclusive growth by empowering the most disadvantaged and remote communities to service their own energy needs using off-grid applications. Early results show major successes in reducing solar tariffs, but suggest the need for improved initiatives to ensure long-term project sustainability, meet the needs of energy-poor people, attract international financing, and address potential environmental impacts of solar power.
Keywords: Solar Power1, Indian Solar Potential2, Mission3, and Plan and project4