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

Solar Module

India’s surge in solar power- Road Ahead

Ministry of new and renewable energy, the nodal agency for renewable energy in India is currently negotiating a 1 billion loan with Germany’s development bank, and if it comes through then the fund would be used exclusively for rooftop solar plants. Germany has already committed a 1 billion loan for a green grid for evacuation of wind and solar power, the focus initially is on twin states of Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu where renewable power generation has caught fancy early40

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

google search

3 Ways How Google Is Contributing To Renewable Energy

I am sure you have used a Google product at least once in your life be it Google Search, Android or GMail. Lets take the case of Google Search, have you ever wondered how much power is consumed in answering your search queries?   When you key in your search query on Google Search, those search terms are sent to Google’s giant and superfast servers which do calculations, search through massive database of information and bring back results in fraction40

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

Wind turbine

Accelerated depreciation (AD) scheme to continue for wind energy projects in India

With a government change at the centre in India, the accelerated depreciation (AD) scheme has been extended for wind projects in India. The scheme was shelved by the earlier government. “To encourage the wind energy programme, there is an accelerated depreciation. There was confusion whether we have extended it or not. Members wanted it to be extended. I am, therefore, continuing with that accelerated depreciation,” Finance Minister Arun Jaitley informed the Lok Sabha while replying to a debate on the40

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

Solar pannels and mounting structure at rooftop

Time for India to Explore Solar Cooperatives

The solar industry has achieved some measure of success in India but is far behind when compared to some other countries. A large reason attributed to the slow growth of this sector is the lack of sufficient finance and the difficulty in securing loans for projects. Cooperatives in India have been around for some time and some have also tasted international success. “Co-operatives are businesses owned and run by and for their members. Whether the members are the customers, employees40