This article reports a comparative analysis of the thrust in solar photovoltaic (PV) research during 1981–1988 and 2001–2008. Global solar PV literature
in the latter period recorded a 4.5-fold increase over those in 1981–1988.

Meghalaya, a small state in the North Eastern region of India, is inhabited by different indigenous communities, mainly of Mongoloid origin. Of the approximately 2.3 million population, about 85 percent live in rural areas and depend on agriculture for their livelihood.