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The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) specialises in the activities related to the renewable energy (RE) in India. In early 1980s, ours was the first country in the whole world to establish a specialised ministry of non-conventional or RE energy resources. The main components of RE in India are wind energy, solar energy, small hydro, industrial co-generation, biomass and waste to energy.
In 1990s, Indian wind energy sector was launched with a humble start. However, today it has significantly increased in its overall impact with regards to installed capacity, market size, infrastructure and number of investors. As a result, the domestic policy support for wind power has resulted in India having the fifth largest installed wind power capacity in the world at present. Wind continues to be the mainstay of grid-connected renewable power in India.

India is located in such a way that the entire country receives solar radiation throughout the year. This is extremely encouraging for …