Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Discontinuities in the Trajectory of Solar Photovoltaic (spv) Technology Development in India

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Perspectives on Global Development and Technology
For more content, please see Journal of Developing Societies.

The objective of this paper is to understand different phases of solar photovoltaic (spv) technology in India and the interplay of scientific, technological, economic, and political factors in each of the phases. There are four distinct phases. In the first-phase (1947-1970), spv technology was recognized as an important source of energy for countries like India. In the second phase (1971-1990), the oil crisis led to the formulation of new scientific and technological initiatives and programs in spv, but due to a lack of political commitment the initiatives disintegrated. In the third phase (1991-2003), several factors seemed to have undermined the development of spv sector. Currently in the fourth phase (2003 to the present), India has virtually lost the race for development of photovoltaic technology. Within the context of climate change and resource constraint, India has reformulated its strategy which has taken the form of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission Plan (jnnsm).This paper examines how jnnsm influences indigenous attempts in photovoltaic technology development. The paper shows how scientific, technological, economic and political factors have contributed to discontinuities in the development of the technology.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Sociology, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Christ Universityinnodeva@yahoo.co.in; 2: Department of Sociology and Centre for Knowledge Culture and Innovation Studies, School of Social Sciences, University of Hyderabadhari.ejna@gmail.com

10.1163/15691497-12341348
/content/journals/10.1163/15691497-12341348
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
10
5
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/15691497-12341348
Loading

Data & Media loading...

1. Abraham I. "“Geopolitics and Biopolitics in India’s High Natural Background Radiation Zone.”" Science, Technology and Society 2012 Vol 17 1 105 122 [Crossref]
2. Abrol D. , Upadhyay V. , Sikka P. Banerjee P " Financing of S and T in India " India: Science and Technology 2008 2008 New Delhi NISTADS
3. Abrol D. Colonised Minds or Progressive Nationalist Scientists: The Science and Culture Group. In MacLeod and Raj, Technology and the Raj 1995 New Delhi Sage Publications
4. Alsema E.A. , Nieuwlaar E. "“Energy Viability of spvSystem.”" Energy Policy 2000 Vol 28 14 999 1010 [Crossref]
5. Anderson R.S. "“Empire’s Setting Sun? Patrick Blackett and Military and Scientific Development of India.”" Economic and Political Weekly 2001 Vol 36 39 3703 20
6. Anderson R.S. "McGill University Center for Developing-Area Studies" Building Scientific Institutions in India: Saha and Bhbha 1975 Montreal
7. Arora D.S. , Busche S. , Cowlin S. , Engelmeier T. , Jaritz H. , Milbrandt A. , Wang S. India Renewable Energy Status Report 2010 Retrieved June 12, 2012 ( : )
8. Baskaran A. "“Competence building in complex systems in the developing countries: the case of satellite building in India.”" Technovation 2001 Vol 21 2 109 121 [Crossref]
9. Beetz B. India accuses usof “ruining” domestic pvindustry 2012 Retrieved October 10, 2012 ( ).
10. Bhargava B. "“Overview of Photovolatic Technologies in India.”" Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2001 Vol 67 1 639 646 [Crossref]
11. Bhattacharya S.C. , Jana C. "“Renewable energy in India: Historical Developments and prospects.”" Energy 2009 Vol 34 8 981 991 [Crossref]
12. Braverman H. Labor and Monopoly Capital: The Degradation of Work in the Twentieth Century 1974 New York Monthly Review Press
13. Committee on Solar Energy Solar Energy: Promise and Challenge 1974 New Delhi National Committe on Science and Technology and Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
14. Deshmukh C. "Damodar Dharmanand Kosambi (Jivanani Karya) (The Life and Work of ddk)" 1993 Mumbai Granthali
15. Deshmukh R. , Gambhir A. , Sant G. "“Need to Realign India’s National Solar Mission.”" Economic Political Weekly 2010 Vol 45 12 41 50
16. Devaraj P. "“Innovations in Solar Photovoltaic Technology in India: The Mode 2 Knowledge Production Perspective.”" 2013 Unpublished PhD Thesis Submitted to Department of Sociology University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
17. D’Sa A. , Murthy N.K.V. , Reddy A.K.N. "“India’s Power Sector Liberalisation: An Overview.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1999 Vol 34 23 1427 1434
18. Gadgil M. , Guha R. The Fissured Land: An Ecological History of India 1996 New York Oxford University Press
19. Ghosh A. "“Eighth Plan: Challenges and Opportunities-V: Energy: Overall Scenario, Rural Energy, Renewable Sources and Oil and Natural Gas.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1991 Vol 26 7 331 37
20. Goetzberger A. , Luther J. , Willeke G. "“Solar Cells: past, present, future.”" Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 2002 Vol 74 1 11 [Crossref]
21. Government of India Report on Technologically Important Crystal 2008 New Delhi Office of the Principle Scientific Advisor to the Government of India
22. Green M.A. "“Photovoltaics: Technology Overview.”" Energy Policy 2000 Vol 28 14 989 998 [Crossref]
23. Habermas J. Ingram D. "“Technology and Science as Ideology.”" Critical Theory: The Essential Readings 1991 USA Paragon House 117 150
24. Harriss-White B. , Rohra S. , Nigel S. "“Political Architecture for India’s Technology System for Solar Energy.”" Economic Political Weekly 2009 Vol 44 47 49 60
25. Harriss-White B. , Rohra S. , Nigel S. "“Companies: Opportunities in Power Equipment.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1979 Vol 14 40 1664 65
26. Hansavivek "“Companies: Accent on Technology.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1981 Vol 16 47 1885 86
27. Harish S.M. , Raghavan S.V. , Sahu A.K. Rural Energy S and T—Solar Energy Options 2011 New Delhi NISTADS
28. Jacobsson S. , Lauber V. "“The politics and policy of energy system transformation—explaining the German diffusion of renewable energy technology.”" Energy Policy 2006 Vol 34 256 276 [Crossref]
29. Jackson T. , Oliver M. "“The Viability of Solar pvPhotovoltaic.”" Energy Policy 2000 Vol 28 14 983 988 [Crossref]
30. Jishnu L. "“D.D. Kosambi on Solar Energy Vs Atomic Energy.”" 2008 Retrieved December 01, 2010 ( ).
31. Kosambi D.D. "Problems of Science and Technology in Under-developed Countries" 1972 Bombay Lalvani Publishing House 64 78 In A Committee of Experts Appointed by Dr. A.V. Baliga Memorial Committee, Science and Society: Essays in Honour of Dr. A.V. Baliga
32. Kosambi M. "“D D Kosambi: The Scholar and the Man.”" Resonance 2011 Vol 16 6 504 513 [Crossref]
33. Koshy P.J. "“Policy hampering India’s solar mission.”" 2012 Retrieved November 2012 ( ).
34. Lacy M.G. "“Sociological Work on Energy: The Opportunity and Some Prescriptions.”" Mid-American Review of Sociology 1982 7 2 67 68
35. Mathews J. , Hu Chih-Mei , Yan-Wu C. "“Fast-Follower Industrial Dynamics: The Case of Taiwan’s Emergent Solar Photovoltaic Industry.”" Industry and Innovation 2011 Vol 18 2 177 202 [Crossref]
36. Mitra N. "“Energy Policy Planning in India: Case of Petroleum and Natural Gas.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1992 Vol 27 35 M109 M115
37. Nandy A. "“The Traditions of Technology.”" Alternatives 1978 Vol 4 3 371 385 [Crossref]
38. Paliwal A. "“New guidelines for national solar mission power projects.”" 2011 Retrieved November 26, 2012 ( ).
39. Panikar P.G. "“Oil: From Crisis to Crisis.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1991 Vol 26 9/10 479 481
40. Patel J. "“Irrelevance on Solar Energy: Industrial Applications of Solar Energy.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1978 Vol 13 51/52 2076 77
41. Pendse D.R. "“Energy Crisis and its Impact on Energy Consumers in Third World: ii.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1980 Vol 15 4 175 84
42. Pendse D.R. "“Dilemmas of Energy Strategies in India: Implication for Third World.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1984 Vol 19 13 556 66
43. Perlin J. From Space to Earth 1999 Michigan: usa Aatec Publications
44. Radulovic V. "“Are New Institutional Economics Enough?”" Energy Policy 2005 Vol 33 14 1883 1899 [Crossref]
45. Raghavan S.V. , Bharadwaj A. , Thatte A.A. , Harish S. , Iychettira K.K. , Perumal R. , Nayak G. Harnessing Solar Energy: Options for India 2010 Bengulore Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy
46. Rangarao B.V. "“Hesitant Approach to Science and Technology.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1973 Vol 8 19 877 80
47. Rangarao B.V. "“Alternatives to Energy Development.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1974 Vol 9 27 1063 69
48. Rao V. "“Commercializing Solar Photovoltaics: India. In United Nations Development Program. Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries.”" Special Unit Third World Academy of Sciences, Third World Network of Scientific Organisations, Volume 8: Examples of Successful Uses of Renewable Energy Sources in the South 2003 Cornell University UNDP 49 56
49. Reddy A.K.N. "“Goals, Strategies and Policies for Rural Energy.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1999 Vol 34 49 3435 445
50. Reddy A.K.N. "“Defendus vs Consensus.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1991 Vol 26 43 2485 488
51. Reddy A.K.N. , Prasad K.K. "“Technological Alternatives and the Indian Energy Crisis.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1977 Vol 12 33/34 1465 1502
52. Reddy A.N. , Sudhakar B.R. "“Energy in a Stratified Society: A Case Study of Firewood in Bangalore.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1983 Vol 18 41 1757 1770
53. Reddy C.R. , D’Sa A. , Reddy A.K.N. "“The Debt-Energy Nexus: A Case Study of India.”" Economic and Political Weekly 1992 Vol 27 27 1401 141
54. Sastry E.V.R. "“The Photovoltaic Program in India: An Overview.”" Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 1997 Vol 47 1-4 63 69 [Crossref]
55. Scheer H. A Solar Manifesto: The need for a total solar energy supply and how to achieve it 1994 London, UK James and James (Science Publishers) LTD.
56. Scheer H. The Solar Economy: Renewable Energy for a Sustainable Global Future 2004 London, UK Earth Scan
57. Scheer H. Energy Autonomy: The economic, social and technological case for renewable energy 2007 UK and USA EarthScan
58. Sharma M. "“Utility grid-connected solar photovoltaic power plants for meeting energy needs for rural area in developing countries—A case of India.”" Solar Energy Materials and Solar Cells 1994 Vol 35 11 469 476 [Crossref]
59. Shreya J. "“Solar equipment makers seek anti-dumping duty on imports from China, Malaysia, Taiwan.”" 2012 Retrieved August 11, 12 ).
60. Singh S. "“Moser Baer Burning the Burnt on Chinese Onslaught.”" 2012 Retrieved June 2012 ( ).
61. Singh N. "“The Role of the National Solar Mission in Climate Change Mitigation and the Twin Objective of Energy Security.”" Strategic Analysis 2012 Vol 36 2 260 75 [Crossref]
62. Singh S. , Prasad R. "“India’s fledgling solar-equipment industry under Chinese onslaught.”" 2012 Retrieved October 11, 2012 ( ).
63. Sinha B. Mapping Solar Photovoltaic Research in India 2011 New Delhi NISTADS
64. Swaminanthan P. "“Budgetary Silences.”" Economic and Poltical Weekly 1995 Vol 30 22 1329 32
65. United Nation Environment Program ( unep) Patents and Clean Energy:Bridging the Gap Between Evidence and Policy 2010 Mediengruppe Universal, Munich UNEP, EPO, ICTSD Retreived December 12, 2012 ( ).
66. Visvanathan S. "“The Laboratory and the World: Conversation with C.V. Seshadri.”" Economic and Political Weekly 2002 Vol 37 22 2163 170
67. Visvanathan S. Organizing for Science: The Making of an Industrial Research Laboratory 1985 New Delhi Oxford University Press
68. Wright J.N. Solar Capabilities: Promoting Technological Learning in South Africa’s Photovoltaic Supply Industry 2003 Unpublished M.A. Porject Thesis USA: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
69. Winner L. Winner L. "“Do Artifacts Have Politics?”" The Whale and Reactor: A Search for Limits in an Age of High Technology 1986 Chicago Chicago Univeristy Press 19 39
70. Zeluck S. Energy Crisis—A Marxist View n.d. Retrieved December 25, 2011 ( ).
http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/15691497-12341348
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/15691497-12341348
2015-03-02
2018-10-23

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Perspectives on Global Development and Technology — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation