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Review of Government of India’s Strategic Plan for New and Renewable Energy for 2011-17

By : Jyoti Deka, Apr 17, 2012


This article reviews the strategic plan of the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India particularly in context of the underlying drivers and highlights the key...

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5 things to consider before you plan for a rooftop PV plant

By : Navdeep Gupta, Apr 13, 2012
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Solar achieves diesel parity – but growth story still hidden

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Mar 19, 2012

Despite a rapid decline in upfront investment costs associated with Solar PV systems, operational limitations continue to slow its pace of adoption.Capacity building on ground is required to capitalize on Solar’s emerging cost competitiveness with Diesel to shape a...

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Want to buy a solar panel? – Key things to be considered

By : Navdeep Gupta, Mar 9, 2012

Article takes a look at the slew of factors that one needs to consider while determining the right solar panel technology and the criticality of the choice in shaping a financially feasible solar project.

In today’s market there are thousands of solar panel...

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Energy in India 2035: Whats required on the technology front

By : Upendra Bhatt, Mar 7, 2012

A look at the technology areas that are expected to shape the next phase of energy infrastructure in India and need for technology cooperation to build off the priorities set by other nations

India is at cross-roads of determining the...

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Demand Side Management- The Way Forward

By : Sandeep Roy, Mar 6, 2012

With the country all set to miss its 2012 power generation target by almost 60%, demand management seems to be the only sure way for the country to cope up with its growing energy demand

The Indian power sector has...

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Are Biofuels the potential solution to energy security?

By : Sreepat Jain an..., Feb 24, 2012

With judicious land usage plan, appropriate funding and better awareness, biofuels can definitely aid in establishing a “carbon neutral” energy regime.

Bio-fuels are sustainable and environmental friendly source of energy as they are extracted from plant biomass (...

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Indian Solar Sector – Shining or hiding behind the clouds?

By : Aparna Khandelwal, Feb 3, 2012

National Solar Mission’s second round of bidding for the balance 350MW of Phase I surprised industry veterans not only in India but across the globe. The recently concluded second round bidding saw the bid price touch an all-time low of Rs 7.49/kWh.

National Solar...

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Waste to wealth – A new frontier in waste management

By : Sustainability ..., Feb 1, 2012

Recently ASSOCHAM organized a National Conference on Waste to Wealth initiatives. Focused at leveraging the opportunity for power generation from industrial waste along with effective management of the industrial waste,...

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One’s waste – Other’s Fuel: but is it so simple?

By : Achal Gupta, Jan 9, 2012

In the following article, the author discusses the challenges associated with biomass procurement in India.

Biomass power plants in India are based mostly on agricultural waste. Gasifier based power plants are...

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