Sustainable development impacts of renewable power: insights from three Indian states

This paper applies WRI’s 'Framework to Assess the Sustainable Development Impacts of Renewable Power Technologies' to estimate the economic rate of return (ERR) associated with prominent renewable energy (RE) technologies in three Indian states: Maharashtra, Jharkhand, and Assam. The analysis provides insight into context-specific drivers of socioeconomic returns from RE deployment that can inform local technology choices and deployment policies to maximize the societal benefits of renewable energy.