Solar power plants are expected to play a significant role in India’s power sector. The country plans to achieve an installed capacity of 100 GW by 2022. However, in a stand-alone mode, solar power plants are not able to deliver a consistent power supply, as per the demand requirement, to Electricity Supply Companies (ESCOMs). This is mainly because of the nature of intermittency associated with solar energy. Hybridization of renewable energy (RE) resources would significantly contribute toward solving this issue by providing a stable and sustainable supply.
(*S. Dasappa is the third author of this article.)