In any country, the right to access sources of energy that are affordable, reliable and sustainable is a primary driver of the social progress of the country and how much it is doing for its citizens in urban as well as rural areas. Electricity and power are the keys to provide essential services such as telecommunications, banks, hospitals, schools, etc. and utilities and facilities within them. An efficient usage of electricity in the rural areas of a country is the key to productively, healthily and peacefully use services that are taken for granted in the urban sectors.
India has consistently been listed as the third largest emitter of greenhouse gases in the world which has raised a lot of questions about its energy future- balancing jobs, growth and the environment.
However, if recent encouraging reports from the IRENA (i.e. the International Renewable Energy Agency) are to be believed, there is a renewed hope in the fact that a million jobs could be generated by year 2022 in the renewable energy sector if the goal of 100 giga watts (GW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) energy and 60 GW of wind energy is achieved by the current Government.