Chapter 5

NCERT
Class 10
Geography
Solutions
2. Why do you think that solar energy has a bright future in India?

Question:

Why do you think that solar energy has a bright future in India?

Answer:

Solar energy is an inexhaustible source of energy produced from sunlight.

There is enough scope for the development of solar energy. It has bright future in India because of the following reasons-

(a) Many parts (regions) of the country received sunlight on 300 days annually and so it becomes possible to generate 20 MW solar energy per square kilometer in such areas.

(b) It is easy to establish solar plants in urban and rural areas.

(c) By setting up solar plants in rural areas the dependence of people on firewood can be reduced.

(d) It is also becoming popular as it is used for cooking, heating water, lighting, etc.

(e) It is a renewable source of energy, while other conventional sources used for generating electricity are exhaustible and non-renewable.

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