Access to electricity through a decentralized solution in areas off the grid

Four years ago, India faced the most infamous grid collapse in the entire history. Different versions of cause and effect have been proposed to understand and inform the affected public. However, it is true and evident that India has been struggling with increasing energy demand in terms of capacity as well as operational challenges. Does it not obviously bring us to a grave question- has the infrastructure reached its tipping point and a new infrastructure is required or is there40

Rooftop solar project at Pune MIDC

Solar Power: Sustainable solution to India’s Energy Needs

Solar Photovoltaic is a proven technology with more than 1,75,000 MW of installed capacity over the world. Europe is a pioneer and leader in solar power installations with countries like Germany, Italy, France and United Kingdom at the forefront. These countries promoted solar PV since last decade by providing attractive tariffs for sale of solar energy. At the end of the 2014 total installed capacity in Europe stands at about 90,000 MW. Solar energy is important source of energy with40

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

Solar Module

5 Things You Should Know Before Installing Solar Panels

It’s a big step… going solar. I mean you start to become conscious of your energy use and everything changes. The way you feel about using energy changes. I mean not only does it give you a good feeling for not having to pay those blasted tyrant power companies wads of cash every quarter, but you also feel a little warm fuzzy feeling for doing something right for the environment. You don’t have to be a “greeny” to know that40

Wind turbine

Climate Change: How Can Wind Energy Help?

Wind energy plays an important role in addressing climate change on a global level. Many countries around the world have been working hard to reduce their carbon emissions during the last decades. Some of the world’s leading markets in the US, Denmark, Australia and the UK recognized the power of clean energy and electricity to reduce carbon pollution. By increasing the proportion of electricity generated from wind energy we can lower greenhouse gas emissions and reduce our dependency on fossil40

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

David Nelson - Senior Director, Climate Policy Initiative

GCG in conversation with David Nelson, Senior Director at Climate Policy Initiative

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) is an independent, not-for-profit organization headquartered in San Francisco, dedicated to helping nations achieve low-carbon development. They are a team of analysts and advisors that work to improve the most important energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular focus on finance. They support decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not. Our work helps nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex40

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