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A State-of-the-Art review on the drive of renewables in Gujarat, State of India: Present situation, barriers and future initiatives

Elavarasan, R.M., Shafiullah, GM.ORCID: 0000-0002-2211-184X, Manoj Kumar, N. and Padmanaban, S. (2019) A State-of-the-Art review on the drive of renewables in Gujarat, State of India: Present situation, barriers and future initiatives. Energies, 13 (1). Article 40.

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Given the recent increasing public focus on climate change issues, the share of electricity generation by renewable energy resources is increasing day by day. Increased renewables share will give us robust, sustainable, and climate-friendly energy systems for the future. Renewable energy penetration with the current power systems needs substantial research, planning and development which are now the primary focus throughout the world. In this study, a global renewable energy scenario is explained in detail in contrast with India, considering a case study elucidating the comprehensive review of the Gujarat state in India. The primary focus is on Gujarat state’s actions plans to pertain to harvest renewable energy and maximizing its share in the energy mix. This study examines the actions and the policies adopted by the Gujarat government to overcome the potential barriers in order to support non-conventional as well as renewable energy development. It also investigates the numerous techno-economic and social constraints with possible solutions in promoting the deployment of upcoming renewable energy resources across Gujarat. This study can be used as a guideline for the government, policymakers, utilities, stakeholders and researchers to promote an increased renewable energy share in Gujarat as well as at other places around the globe.

Item Type: Journal Article
Murdoch Affiliation(s): Engineering and Energy
Publisher: MDPI AG
Copyright: © 2019 by the authors.
United Nations SDGs: Goal 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
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