Abstract: Maharashtra has been one of the most industrialized and urbanized states in the country. India has a vast supply of renewable energy resources. In this context, the main objective of this study is to critically examine the state’s renewable energy landscape. The state also has set targets for capacity installation for four different renewable based power generations. Keeping this in view, it is critical that Maharashtra should implement a comprehensive renewable energy policy with a focus on promoting large scale solar projects in both urban and rural areas of the state. In this paper we focus on renewable energy sources available in Maharashtra.

Keywords: Solar, Hydro, Biomass, Wind.