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 Energy Industry Trends in India 2020

As the world strives to strike the right balance between energy security, economic development and environment sustainability, solar energy 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. What’s in Store For Solar Energy Trends in India 2020? 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,…

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…

Covid 19: India’s Opportunity to Emerge as the Nerve Centre of Global Supply Chain

Post-COVID Paradigm Shifts Never before has mankind experienced disruptions as unprecedented as it is facing under the disparaging cloud of COVID-19 pandemic which has enveloped the entire world. While major shifts are taking place individually at the micro level, there is an underlying uncertainty and threat surrounding the world economy at the macro level, which brings back memories of The Great Depression and the 2008 Financial Crisis. China being the epicentre of the pandemic has led to a deadlock situation as the country has been the central hub in global supply chains, especially in major industries such as pharmaceutical, automobile,…

Decarbonizing India’s energy sector

Rise in global energy demand and the impact this has on global economics and the environment continues to be an important topic of discussion across various world forums. While carbon emissions have significantly risen globally over the last 20 years, currently, India is the third-largest emitter of carbon emissions after China and the US and is projected to overtake the US by 2030 at its current pace. Need for decarbonization As per International Energy Agency (IEA) database, CO2 emissions in India had increased by 132% compared to a global average of 40% between 2000 and 2015. The emissions intensity of…

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

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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…