Climate Change

It’s only recently thatthe close interactions between natural weather events and climate phenomena have become obvious to be interrelated with the energy sources in the atmospheric composition, which drives the meteorological and climatologic phenomena. Through the advent of industrial revolution, the emission of greenhouse gases has increased at an alarming rate, causing an abnormal increase in the earth’s average temperature.Since climate modification is not possible, we must be careful in our use of energy sources.

Energy Deficit in India

The energy policy of India is largely defined by the country's burgeoning energy deficit and increased focus on developing alternate sources ofenergy,particularlynuclear, solar and wind energy. The energy consumption in India is the fourth biggest after China, USA and Russia.

Renewable Energy – Need of the Hour

Answer to both of the problems mentioned above, Climate change and Energy Deficit, lies in enhancing capacity to improvise more ways of implementing various renewable energy sources across the country like wind, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric and biomass that are constantly replenished.Renewable energy and especially solar energyare effective energy sources that are ready for global deployment today on a scale that can help tackle climate change problems. India has vast and virtually limitless supply of renewable energy resources.

Advantages of Renewable Energy

The benefits of renewable energy are manifold and are mentioned below:

  • A Vast and Inexhaustible Energy Supply
  • Renewable energy facilities generally require less maintenance than traditional generators.
  • Renewable energy produces little or no waste products such as carbon dioxide or other chemical pollutants, so has minimal impact on the environment.
  • Improved Public Health and Environmental Quality
  • Renewable energy is providing affordable electricity across the country right now, and can help stabilize energy prices in the future.

Energy Availability in Rural India

The connectivity with the electricity in large parts of rural India faces a major problem of long hours of power cuts in most parts. Proper power supply to these villages can open new avenues for economic development as small and cottage industries can flourish at village and Kasba levels. So now the major challenge is to improve power generation, transmission and supply for social and economic development of the villages.

Rural electrification is the process of bringing electrical power to rural and remote areas. Electricity is used not only for lighting and household purposes, but it also allows for mechanization of many farming operations, such as threshing, milking, and hoisting grain for storage. In areas facing labor shortages, this allows for greater productivity at reduced cost.

Our Solution

Centad’s response to the situation is our Rural Energy Access Programme.