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Renewables

Bridging the Skills Gap by investing in Skills Development in the Renewable Energy Sector

The shifting towards renewable energy given the serious climate change issues that surround the use of fossil fuels. This transition to a greener economy requires action on different facets like energy-efficiency, preservation of natural resources and bio-diversity. This has a direct impact on some of the key global challenges that the world faces, such as poverty alleviation, climate change, and global environmental and food security. The sun is the most abundantly available energy source in the world. Over the years, technological advancements have made solar power one of the most reliable and affordable sources of renewable energy technology, so much…

Solar Power/Solar Energy Industry Trends in India 2020 –

As the world strives to strike the right balance between energy security, economic development and environment sustainability, solar power has emerged as one of the most viable sources of renewable energy to tackle this problem. What started as an experimental form of energy production by Bell Labs in 1954, solar PV technology today is all set to transform the world’s energy dynamics. The solar energy sector has been a focal point of huge investments in the form of R&D and innovation, not only aimed towards higher power generation and efficiency, but also from the point of view of energy storage,…

Progressive Policy of Renewable Energy

Renewables have witnessed an unprecedented adoption over the past decade and have consistently achieved all expectations, with new targets being set every year with many countries committing to adopt clean energy and welcoming their energy transitions. The main driver behind this success is the willingness of the Federal Government, big financial institutions and corporates. With effective and aggressive policies for adoption and implementation of policies, precise planning and ambitious targets, the journey has remained successful so far. However, to abide by the commitment given in the Paris Agreement, a lot of work is still to be done and continuous development…

Exploring Renewable Energy Manufacturing In India

Renewable energy is energy derived from natural sources or renewable resources that are naturally replenished such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat. Considering the depletion of fossil fuels and the carbon emissions released, renewable energy is gaining momentum and will be the future of the energy industry. This green revolution will definitely reduce the carbon footprint considerably and create a greener and sustainable planet for us as well as the generations to come. The Government of India has been encouraging its MAKE IN INDIA campaign from the time the Modi Government took over. Of late, it has…

Land Acquisition Continues to be a Stumbling Block for the Growth of Solar Industry in India

solar land acquisition

Land is a critical element for infrastructure growth. Be it roads, railways, airports, mining, power, telecom or industrial projects – each require large tracts of land for their establishment and operations. In several developing economies around the world, acquiring this critical component for infrastructure has always been a major challenge. And India, is no different. This challenge can partly be attributed to the agrarian nature of the Indian economy. Loss of livelihoods, amount of compensation offered during the acquisition process and socio-cultural conventions of land ownership create serious hurdles in land acquisition across India, resulting in slow infrastructure development and…

PV module waste management – The next big challenge for the solar sector

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) technology has emerged as one of the most promising technologies for improving energy security and mitigating climate change. This market is growing rapidly world-over, and further exponential expansion is expected in the coming years. In addition to its positive impacts on energy security and climate change, PV technology is also among the most favoured renewable energy technologies, particularly when evaluated from a life-cycle viewpoint. In India as well, solar power capacity has grown from a mere 2,300 MW in 2013 to over 27,000 MW in 2018 at a CAGR of 64%, making India one of the top…

Can India Fulfill its climate change obligations?

Global engagement on climate change and energy conservation has been creating quite a stir. At a stage when most of the countries are progressing towards lowering their carbon footprint and harnessing renewable resources of energy, India too stands tall with several environment saving projects to its credit. It has decided to phase out its fossil fuel based energy generation and shift to green energy. India has pledged to reduce its carbon emissions by 33% – 35% by 2030 in comparison to 2005. To achieve this target, the Government of India announced an ambitious renewable energy target of 175GW by 2022…

How Solar Industry can contribute to India’s economic growth

India is fast moving towards a clean energy mix to support its consumer power requirements. It is the world’s third largest producer and fourth largest consumer of electricity in the world as of August 2018. Going solar is a decision that has enormous importance in today’s world of climate change and uncertainty of rising energy costs. There are signals that significant investments and supportive stance from the government have started to pay off. The falling costs of the renewables are making these alternative sources more viable to explore. In fact new solar and wind backed energy sources are now 20%…

Will Micro Grids Shape the Future of Indian Power Landscape?

India has witnessed tremendous progress in the power infrastructure since the dawn of independence. Complete electrification of Indian households, a distant dream for rural citizens, just a decade ago is turning into a reality to be fulfilled in the near future. Promising schemes of the Government of India coupled with concentrated efforts of state agencies and private developers are major drivers, propelling the power industry and consequently creating enormous opportunities for the growth of industrial sectors. Though, ambitious projects have been envisaged by the government, there remain challenges with regards to infrastructure development and last mile connectivity, which have to…

Delhi’s Perennial Winter Smog – Causes and Possible Solutions

Every winter, India’s national capital grabs newspaper headlines across the globe for an unpleasant phenomenon. As mercury starts dipping, Delhi along with its neighbouring suburbs of Noida, Gurgaon, Ghaziabad and Faridabad, together termed as the National Capital Region (NCR) gets engulfed in a thick blanket of hazardous smog for the 10-12 weeks putting the health of its residents at severe risk from various respiratory disorders. This unpleasant situation during has earned the city the epithet of the ‘most polluted city in the world’. Every year, hospitals in the region register an instant spike in the number of patients with respiratory…