Distributed Solar Energy System

aEnergy & Wetlands Research Group, Center for Ecological Sciences [CES], Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, Karnataka 560 012, India,
*Corresponding author: cestvr@ces.iisc.ernet.in, ganesh@ces.iisc.ernet.in


Decentralised electricity generation or dispersed generation based on renewable energy (RE) sources addresses the issues related with reliability, voltage profile management and associated economic aspects. The paper also describes the use of long term spatial data for solar potential assessment using open sources Geographical Information System (GIS) platform and opportunities for exploiting solar energy in India.

Index Terms—Renewable energy, Decentralised generation, Potential analysis, Geographical Information System (GIS), Renewable power density

Citation : Ramachandra TV and Ganesh Hedge,(2016). Distributed Solar Energy System, January-February 2016, pp.34-39.
* Corresponding Author :
Dr. T.V. Ramachandra
Energy & Wetlands Research Group, Centre for Ecological Sciences, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore – 560 012, India.
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