In present times, renewal energy plays a very crucial role in the fields of electricity production,
cooling/heating air and water, andmotor fuels. As it replaces conventional fuels (that are
generally high in cost), an ample amount of capital is savedlegitimately. According to REN21’S
report, renewable energy contributed 19% to our energy consumption globally.
Currently, Asian countries are investing excessively in wind, solar, hydro and biofuels. The most
prominent examples of such countries are China, Pakistan and India.
Renewable Energy Development In China
Chinese renewable energy industries are constantly working on the generation of electricity
through various natural resources. China Longyuan Power Group sets a plan to construct 1GW
of offshore wind farms, this year. Also, it wants to produce 150 to 200 gigawatts of electricity by
means of solar power till 2020.
Li Junfeng, the director at the National development and Reform Commission of China said that
‘the government is setting very aspiring targets for renewable energy’. He also stated that the
government was pushing the renewable energy industries to cut the cost of these projects. He
further added that the government is hopeful to cut the wind cost by 3-5% and the solar costs by
Renewable Energy Production In Pakistan
The Pakistani government is highly interested to become self-reliant in the generation of
renewable energy. From the past one year, it received $3 billion investment for fast growth in
renewable energy sector.
According to Amjad Ali Awan, the CEO of Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB),
‘The resource assessment of solar, biomass and wind had been conducted in the state with the
help of the World’s Bank’s program which is specially designed for energy sector development’.
Around 25 letters has been sent to solar energy projects, having the generation capacity of 663
MW. The projects would commercially start by 2018.
India’s Contribution In Producing Renewable Energy
Likewise, China and Pakistan, India also emphasizes on the increased growth of renewal energy.
On 7 December, 2015, Welspun Renewables announced the contracting of 126 MW wind project
in Pratapgarh – A Rajasthani district.
This project is the biggest wind project of the company that will produce 290 million units of
pure energy. Also, this project helps alleviate 2, 11, 922 tonnes of carbon radiations on an annual
basis. As per Vineet Mittal, the Vice Chairman of Welpsun Renewables, the total cost incurred
by this huge project is Rs. 840 crores and this will be one of the largest generating power plants
Asian renewal energy programs help attaining a full control over economic limitations causing
by conventional fuels. Nowadays, Asian countries are more concerned about saving their capital
by generating affordable renewable energy projects. Great, isn’t it?