Decentralized Green Energy Technology
Thu, 25 May 2023

Decentralized Green Energy Technology

In News: Study on Decentralised Clean Energy Tech Impact on Livelihoods in India's Agri and Textile Sectors

About Decentralised Clean Energy Tech:

  • Decentralized green energy technology refers to renewable energy solutions that are implemented at a local level.
  • These technologies aim to provide clean and sustainable energy sources, reducing reliance on centralized fossil fuel-based power systems.
  • Examples of decentralized green energy technologies include solar panels, wind turbines, biomass digesters, and micro-hydro systems.
  • These technologies offer several advantages, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions, promoting energy independence, and enhancing energy security.
  • They can be deployed in various settings, including residential buildings, commercial establishments, and rural communities.
  • These technologies often allow for energy generation and consumption to occur at the same location, reducing transmission and distribution losses.
  • They have the potential to stimulate local economies through job creation, technology development, and energy cost savings.
  • Decentralized green energy technologies play a crucial role in achieving sustainability goals, such as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals and national climate targets.
  • Thus, integration of decentralized green energy technologies with energy storage systems, such as batteries can go a long way in enabling better management of intermittent renewable energy sources.

DRE in India

  • The market potential for DRE in rural and peri-urban communities in India is estimated at Rs 4 lakh crore.
  • India currently has 12 mature DRE technologies, including higher capacity irrigation pumps, silk reeling machines, and cold storages.
  • These technologies collectively have the potential to impact 37 million livelihoods, with 547,380 installations and an estimated impact on 566,827 people.
  • Among states, Uttar Pradesh leads in estimated future adoption of solar-powered technologies, followed by West Bengal, Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, and Karnataka.


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