T oday, technology seems to be the force that will close the gap between the masses and renewable energy. While renewable energy production has been out of reach for a long time, there has been a multifold increase in the ability to harness the potential.
Fire was the preliminary version of the energy sector. The heat was used wherever it could be used, understandably with limited potential. A person living in that era would be shocked by the amount of energy easily available to a single person today. For the people who used fire, anything other than wood was too costly or complicated to create energy. However, technology changed that by making other forms of energy more accessible. Steam power machines were one such advancement. Fossil fuels were another. What next?
Fossil fuels have managed to maintain their status as the primary source of energy for a very long time. However, the long-term promise of fossil fuels has been dwindling fast. The credit goes to technology. It has transformed the energy business multiple times and is poised to do so again. Where newer forms of energy have always been out of reach of the masses, technology has closed the gap. Steam power, fossil fuels were all once the fuels for the privileged few.
The renewable energy market is growing rapidly around the world, with India as one of its leaders. Opportunity is opening up in the market. More opportunities will keep coming. However, the fundamental question is whether you can handle this revolution. Of all the things technology has changed, this might be one of the most revolutionary. Going ahead, there is a huge role to play in the transformation of the Indian energy market.
You need more than just technological expertise to tap into the rich energy market. It is important to have a strong understanding of issues like dealing with the government sector. Going unprepared in that area is risky. It is important and helpful to have, by your side, someone who can help navigate the plethora of laws that govern the energy sector in India.
The renewable energy sector in India, having risen four-fold, has even more potential. The appeal of getting the most out of this opportunity, must not have adverse effects. Minimising the negative is the biggest goal. As technology enables the rise of the renewable energy sector, there are benefits available for all those who are prepared for the change.