BATTERY ENERGY STORAGE SYSTEM (BESS) – The Backbone of Future

As the world moves towards 100% Renewable Energy, India is well on track to achieve its Paris agreement targets well before the target date of 2030,” India has maintained that it is not a polluter and cause of climate change and has voluntarily committed to reduce greenhouse gas emission intensity by 33-35 per cent below 2005 levels by 2030. However, once we say this we need to have a mind-set shift and motivate to harness the potential of intermittent energy sources such as Solar Power, Wind Power, Battery Energy storage system and Green Hydrogen which not only reduce carbon emissions but…

Solar Micro-grids could be a Key Contributor to achieving India’s Rural Electrification Goals

Rural electrification is crucial for the socio-economic development of non-urban regions of a country and an integral component of poverty alleviation and national growth. This holds especially true for developing and emerging countries, which often suffer from a massive disparity in the quality of life between rural areas and urban metropolises. Former Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon, has eloquently described energy as “The golden thread that connects economic growth, social equity and an environment that allows the world to thrive” (UN, 2012). There has been a tremendous focus on rural electrification in India, which has led to rapid…

Work-Life Balance in the 21st Century…Let’s Talk about It!

What is a work-life balance? Work-Life balance is about separating personal and professional lives without allowing one to intrude upon the other. Both facets of our lives hold immense value and neither should be neglected. A ‘Work-Life balance’ often refers to an employee’s ability to maintain a healthy balance between their work roles, personal responsibilities, and family life. Companies these days are increasingly recognizing the importance of helping their employees achieve this balance as an increasing number of employees are experiencing conflict between their work and personal roles. Another factor which is contributing greatly to the difficulty in achieving a work…

Social Responsibility towards Saving Lives: How India Sailed Together through the Stormy Second Wave

While COVID-19 has changed the world as we know it, the impact is far from over. The virus has devastated lives, economies, families, relations, and physical and mental well-being. Like most nations, India too has been severely impacted by this pandemic. The first wave in India was controlled and managed well with a long and stringent lockdown, as the Government was trying to figure out the possible ways to fight this virus. Inventing vaccines, strengthening the health infrastructure, providing ration to hundreds of million people for months, and working aggressively towards optimum utilization of resources to get prepared for the…

Experiencing Power Cuts? – Switch to Solar Inverters

Solar energy is one of the most reliable and robust sources of renewable energy available to mankind today. Countries around the world are banking on solar based energy solutions, not only to meet rising energy demands but also to combat climate change and arrest environmental degradation. This global increase in demand for solar energy has given rise to the demand for all key components for setting up a solar plant. The most apparent component of any solar plant is the solar PV modules which harness the sunlight to produce solar energy. However, the electricity generated is not readily usable and…

POST COVID CORPORATE TRAVEL? – GREAT LEARNINGS WITH JAKSON GROUP

2020 was a year like no other. For travellers like us, it was a nightmare as we got cooped up in our homes, with no way of travelling to places, to explore. But the Covid19 pandemic did not hit just the leisure travellers. It created a huge impact on business travel as well, to an extent of near to no travel for work. Now that the vaccines are showing hope and businesses are going back to near 100% capacity, business travel is slowly picking up, albeit with a new normal. A recent survey among corporate travellers by SAP Concur reveals…

Beat the Pollution Crises, Switch to Solar Energy

The pollution crisis has been consistent in India for many ages. While many countries have faced the challenges of pollution, no other country is battling the scale and austerity of the pollution that covers India. Air pollution has been on the rise in New Delhi and its surrounding areas. This pollution poses grave and multi-faceted risks to India’s prospects of achieving its sustainable development goals. The health expenditure also increases rapidly with the rise in pollution. Current Challenges of the Pollution Crisis Climate Change No one is far from the harsh reality of the climatic changes taking place these years….

Hydrogen based Energy Solutions – Clean Energy for a Cleaner Planet

Role of Hydrogen Since 1880, global temperature has risen by 1.1 Degree Centigrade.  Climate change exposes us to risks like natural disasters, health disasters, food epidemics, economic issues and disruption of supply chains. There is global commitment to limit temperature rise to ideally 1.5 degrees centigrade –  this is the only way to sustain and survive. Clearly, we need to make this world a better place to live in for our generations to come. Temperature rise beyond 1.5 degrees could be very dangerous and has irreversible effects.   Mitigation of climate change would require rapid reduction of CO2 and other harmful…

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…

Building an ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ Solar Manufacturing Sector in India

It might come as a surprise to industry outsiders that India which currently holds the distinction of having the world’s largest solar energy capacity addition program – a mammoth 100 GW by 2022 – has a solar cell manufacturing capacity of a mere 2 GW, module manufacturing capacity of less than 10 GW and zero production capacity of silicon, ingots and wafers. The industry is almost entirely dependent on import of solar components, 80-90% of which come from China. In the process, the nation not just loses billions of dollars in precious foreign exchange but also misses out on creating…