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…

A Paradigm Shift in Bestowing Affordable and Clean Energy Ecosystem Through Battery Energy Storage Systems

With the increased environmental awareness and climate change initiatives, there has been a transition towards source of energy, i.e., renewable energy. India also is seeing a consistent shift from petroleum derivatives towards renewable energy sources. With a focused goal of accomplishing 40% of installed capacity dependent on renewable sources by 2030, energy storage has all the earmarks of opening the sustainable power sources’ genuine capability and achieving this objective. It has been noticed that scalability and adoption of renewable source of energy has widely gained popularity. However, the bigger challenge remains of grid integration. The intermittent idea of the sustainable…

CSR towards a More Sustainable Future – Sustainable Development Goals

Corporate social responsibility is practiced with the intent of giving back to communities and creating positive and enduring socio-economic value for them. It also can be described as the responsibility of the corporate sector towards society at large. A large part of corporate players makes sure to allocate a separate budget for CSR activities. Over the decades, Corporate Social Responsibility in India is not just for the namesake but is a demand of our times. Through its sincerity in CSR initiatives, corporate players have also proven that their business goes beyond and can contribute towards a better tomorrow in these…

Harnessing the Potential of Uttar Pradesh for an Aatmanirbhar Bharat/Self Reliant India

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“The journey of an Aatmanirbhar Bharat begins with Uttar Pradesh” After assuming power for a second consecutive term in 2019, the newly elected Government of India announced an ambitious target of making India a USD five trillion economy by 2024. Achieving this target for the Indian economy that currently stands at USD 2.8 trillion would have required significant efforts even during a business-as-usual scenario. The hurdles have multiplied with the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic and projections of a contraction in the GDP for the year 2020-21. The Government is aware of the challenges that besiege the economy in achieving…

Silent Gensets/Silent Generators: The Silent Heroes During Emergencies

Critical Power during Healthcare Emergencies Medical science has advanced by leaps and bounds, and we now have access to excellent life-saving machines and well-equipped healthcare facilities if the need may arise. Hospitals act as our life support systems during times of crises as well as for general healthcare needs.  However, one critical machine behind all these machines that acts as a backbone and often goes unnoticed is a generator. In situations of power outage, vital power is imperative to keep life support machines and other critical tools running to sustain human life and this is where generators jump into the…

Solar 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…