Wind energy installations across states

Top five states in India with highest wind electricity generation

India is blessed with various renewable energy sources. Wind energy is a prominent renewable energy source in India. Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has already estimated 103 GW* of wind energy potential. Government of India is looking at renewable energy as a way to achieve energy security and to curb greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions happening from the electricity sector. Therefore, renewable energy development is high on government agenda. Recently, India set 60 GW of wind capacity addition target40

Sustainable Lending By Axis Bank

Green Banking Initiatives by Axis Bank

The banking sector has a significant role in the economic development of a country. Importance of finance in developing more environment friendly technologies which address concerns regarding the environmental protection is now known to the world. If the bank facilitates funding of projects in areas of renewables and cleantech, it helps to develop the technology and bring down the cost. This is one of the core values of Axis bank towards bringing environmental sustainability for its customers and overall citizens40

Rosalind Franklin and Photo 51

Rosalind Franklin – A molecular biologist and the women behind photograph 51

Full name: Rosalind Elsie Franklin Born on: 25 July 1920, Notting Hill, London, England Died on: 16 April 1958 (aged 37), Chelsea, London, England Nationality: British Education: Physical chemistry, X-ray crystallography from Newnham College, University of Cambridge, England Well known for: Structure of DNA, Fine structure of coal and graphite, Structure of viruses Rosalind Elsie Franklin was a pioneer molecular biologist whose work led to the understanding of the structure of Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) by James Watson, Francis Crick, and Maurice Wilkins. They received a Nobel Prize for the discovery of the structure40

Global installed grid-connected electricity storage capacity in MW

Overview of energy storage technologies especially for renewable energy

Conventional sources of power like coal, nuclear power, gas and oil will continue to be the bed-rock of energy supply for the foreseeable future. In the last decade however, wind and solar power have picked up tremendously to bring about a new wave of energy. Storage promises to complement existing sources of energy and add to their effectiveness, especially Renewable Energy. It is the next step in arriving at a reliable, sustainable and consumer friendly energy supply system. THE NEED40

Green opportunity

CEF recruiting Project Staffs in Maharashtra

Title of the Project: Evaluation of RKVY in Maharashtra State Location: 3 Districts in Maharashtra in Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Sangli Contact period: 60 days Work details: 1. Identification of beneficiary from district level beneficiaries 2. Data collection from above identified beneficiaries through a questionnaire based survey. 1600 survey to be done in each of the above mentioned 3 districts of Maharashtra within 2 months by a team of people. Eligibility for project staff: Minimum qualification of a graduation in any field.40

Share of coal based power capacity in India

Coal and its impact on Indian Power Sector

The crucial role played by coal in India’s industrial and economic fortunes was recently emphasized by the Supreme Court’s observation – ”Coal is king and paramount Lord of industry … Industrial greatness has been built up on coal … In India, coal is the most important indigenous energy resource and remains the dominant fuel for power generation … “ A quick look at where the Coal and Power sectors stand today in India. Captive coal mining: SC Judgment The Central40

Distributed solar capacity in selected countries

Benefits of Distributed Solar Power Generation

Large, utility scale power plants have been the conventional mode of generating electricity for decades. Limitations on availability of land and infrastructure and rapidly urbanizing economies pose challenges to this model. Distributed generation, though not a new concept, is now gaining ground the world over. While it has its own challenges, it promises to complement utility scale power to address modern power needs successfully. Distributed Generation gaining ground In traditional grid architecture, large power plants are located at far off40

Power Grid

Key signals from the central government to improve the power sector in India

It is well recognized that India needs to make drastic improvements in its fuel supply chain, transmission network and distribution efficiencies. These improvements will take time and sustained political support at the Centre as well as in States. This article highlight key signals from the Central Government that are expected to improve the power sector and boost the development of renewable energy in India. Find out what these developments mean for the power sector in general and the renewable energy40