1. What are the important potential energy resources in India? Write about the development and future scope of Solar and Tidal energy in India. 

Asked by Harshitha Batta | 9th Nov, 2015, 08:36: AM

Expert Answer:

Important potential energy resources in India are:

  • Solar energy
  • Wind energy
  • Bio Gas
  • Tidal energ
  • Geo thermal energy

Solar Energy

Development and Scope: Since India is a tropical country; there are immense possibilities and scope to harness solar energy. Solar plants are being set up in various parts of the country.

Various residential apartments have also installed solar cells on their roofs for the purpose of generating electricity and heating water.

Tidal Energy

Development and scope: When energy of the oceanic tides is used for the generation of electricity, it is known as tidal energy. Gulf of Khambat, the gulf of Kuchch in Gujarat and the Gangetic delta in Sunderban region in west Bengal can be utilised for the generation of electricity. The government is further looking forward to harness tidal energy in India.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 9th Nov, 2015, 10:36: AM

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