Key Messages

Renewable energy is gaining traction in India as a viable alternative to fossil fuels. It is cleaner and safer than traditional energy sources. The renewable energy sector in India has achieved substantial progress because of technological improvements in the recent decade. The most used renewable energy sources in India are solar (45 GW) and wind (39 GW), totaling 85 GW out of the total renewable energy capacity of 100 GW. India plans to go beyond the current 175 GW target for 2022, aiming for 450 GW of renewable energy by 2030.

Artificial intelligence (AI) could play a major role in improving the efficiency of distributed solar generation. AI systems drive crop-type recognition (image processing), automatic irrigation, soil moisture content detection, crop monitoring, and weather data. These systems can reliably predict a field’s future electricity consumption.

Ensuring Efficiency: Role of AI in Distributed Solar Segment