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Smart Grid

What is smart grid: Smart grid is an electrical grid which includes a variety of operational and energy measures including smart meters, smart appliances, renewable and efficient energy resources. Electronic power conditioning, control of the production and distribution of electricity are the important aspects of a smart grid. The grid,” refers to the electric grid, […]

Energy Conservation and Management

What is Energy Conservation, Energy Efficiency and management? Energy conservation: is the term used for reducing the consumption through using less energy service. Energy conservation is not about making limited resources last longer, but it is a process of doing nothing more than delaying a crisis until we finally run out of all our energy […]

Democratization of Solar Tech

In December 2015, 63-year-old Syed Sajjan Ahmed drove to India International Science Fair (IISF) held in New Delhi from Bangalore in his self-developed solar electric-powered car covering 3,000 km, marking a water-shed moment in India’s solar tech history. Syed built his solar vehicle for about Rs One lakh. Syed’s vehicle was just the beginning. An […]

Solar Power: Solution to India’s Power Woes

Solar Panel, Alternative Energy

Solar power refers to the conversion of sunlight into electricity. This can be done in two ways: directly using PV (photovoltaics), or indirectly with the help of concentrated solar power. Concentrated solar power systems use mirrors or lenses and tracking systems to focus a large area of sunlight into a small beam. PVs use the […]

Role of Technology in Waste Management

  Inadequate waste management has made garbage among the topmost crises in urban India. The malaise has spread from tier-1 metros all the way down to the smallest towns, often making our public spaces hotbeds of pollution and infection. Waste contaminates our streets, open areas, and waterways. It chokes our drains and when burnt, pollutes […]

Race to renewable: five developing countries ditching fossil fuels

Costa Rica, Afghanistan, China, India and Albania are all embracing renewable energy sources – five experts give their opinion on what the future holds Costa Rica Costa Rica is well on its way to becoming the first developing country to have 100% renewable electricity. Afghanistan Ironically, some of Afghanistan’s most challenging characteristics support the growth […]

Energy Efficiency through Technology

Solar power

  Harvesting the best possible output from our energy generation systems Along with increased economic activity, the demand for energy has peaked in India. From 450 million tons of oil equivalent (TOE) in 2000, it reached 770 million TOE in 2012; and is estimated to reach 1500 TOW by 2030. This demand is being driven […]