Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundantly available renewable energy source. This energy can be harnessed using modern technology for variety of uses, including generating electricity, providing lights, heating water etc. India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the historic COP21 climate conference in Paris Summit,2016 appealed that “The world must turn to (the) sun to power our future. As the developing world lifts billions of people into prosperity, our hope for a sustainable planet rests on a bold, global initiative."
With the increasing benefits provided by the Indian Government, the scope of Solar energy in India has been growing rapidly. To encourage solar energy, The Prime Minister of India released the National Action Plan for Climate Change (NAPCC) in 2008 under which is the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) which is targeted at implementing 22 GW of Solar power by 2020 in a staged manner. The NAPCC also envisages the electricity regulatory commissions in the country to purchase a percentage of the total grid based power from renewable sources called Renewable Purchase Obligation (RPO).