Renewable Energy Database

General

S. No Particulars Description
1 Population 23,500,000
2 No. of Rivers More than 6000 with about total length of 45,000 km
3 Theoretical potential of hydropower 83,000 MW
4 Commercial potential of hydropower 42,000 MW (not necessarily environmentally acceptable)
5 Hydropower so far generated 600 MW (1.4 % of commercial potential)
6 Average sun shine hour/day 6.8 with intensity of solar insulation of about 4.5 kWh/m2/day
7 Wind mapping No
8 Total Energy Consumption 8.6 million TOE; about 15 GJ per capita per year
9 Share of Energy Supply
Biomass 86%
Petroleum 9%
Coal 2%
Electricity 2%
Renewable 1%
10 Share of Energy Consumption
Residential 90%
Industrial 4%
Commercial 1%
Transport 4%
Agriculture 1%
11 Population Coverage by Electricity Supply
Central Grid 33%
Alternative energy 7%

Renewable Energy Technology

S. No Technologies Description
1 Biomass Based Technologies
ICS 200,000 including national ICS program and other programs
Biogas plant installation 128,223 units
Bee Hive Briquette Production (Micro enterprise) 50 units
2 Solar Based Technologies
Solar PV Installation
For Public Utility (aviation, telecommunication, traffic, supply etc.) 1,000 kW
Solar Home system 57,875 units
For Water Pumping System 40 units
Solar Cooker (Parabolic Type) 800 units
Solar Dryer (Box and Cabinet Type) 500 units
Solar Water Heater (commercial) 35,000 units
3 Hydro Based Technologies (decentralized)
Micro-hydro Systems (3 to 100 kW) 1100 units with about 13,900 kW Power
Pico-hydro Systems (Up to 3 kW)
Improved Water Mills 1092 under IWM support program of HMG/N since Jan 2003 to June 2005 and around 1000 before that
Peltric Set 1000 units with about 1,800 kW Power
4 Wind Based Technologies
Installation of Wind Turbine Units Below 10
Installation of Wind Pump Units Below 10

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