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Review of augmentation of energy needs using renewable energy sources in India


  • Varun
  • Singal, S.K.


Sustainable and equitable development is the most important challenge before mankind. After food, most pressing concern is energy for a decent living. The energy consumption has been recognized world wide as a parameter of development in a society. In the present paper an attempt has been made to review the demand of energy, the potential of renewable energy sources in India and its prospects for development in cost effective and sustainable manner.

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  • Varun & Singal, S.K., 2007. "Review of augmentation of energy needs using renewable energy sources in India," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 11(7), pages 1607-1615, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:11:y:2007:i:7:p:1607-1615

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