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Identification and analysis of barriers in implementation of solar energy in Indian rural sector using integrated ISM and fuzzy MICMAC approach

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  • Sindhu, Sonal
  • Nehra, Vijay
  • Luthra, Sunil

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Energy is the key component in social and economic development of a country. It plays a pivotal role in building the nation and accomplishment of the missions such as “Make in India”, “Swachh Bharat Mission”, “Start-up India”, “Digital India” and “Agricultural Sustainability”. Indeed, more than 70% of Indian population resides in rural sectors and agricultural outcome being their only source of income. Deprivation of energy in rural sector and increasing energy demands in urban area is compelling India to exploit Renewable Energy Resources (RES) and reduce usage of fossil fuels. Solar power installations play a pivotal role in this direction. Although efforts are underway for solar energy implementation in rural India but still Renewable Energy Technologies (RET) lack popularity due to various obstacles that hinder its diffusion at grass root level. In this context, barriers of solar power installation in Indian rural sector have been recognized using extensive literature survey and experts’ input.

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  • Sindhu, Sonal & Nehra, Vijay & Luthra, Sunil, 2016. "Identification and analysis of barriers in implementation of solar energy in Indian rural sector using integrated ISM and fuzzy MICMAC approach," Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 70-88.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:rensus:v:62:y:2016:i:c:p:70-88
    DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2016.04.033
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