This report synthesizes a host of developments in the renewables sector during the year 2016-17 covering power generation from various renewable energy technologies, advances in policy and regulatory frameworks, growth in manufacturing capacity and investment flows, and contribution of renewables to emissions reduction.

The state of Tamil Nadu is rich in renewable energy (RE) sources, especially wind and solar. Currently, approximately one-third of the country’s installed RE capacity exists in Tamil Nadu alone.

The World Institute of Sustainable Energy has been supported by the Department for International Development, Govt. of UK, to undertake a study for preparing a Renewable Energy Action Plan for Bihar. The key objectives of the study are:

This book is the first-ever comprehensive attempt to place wind power in Indian context and to deliberate on issues and actions needed to sustain this growth in the future.