Raise up and bring down!

The Step-up, Step-down trap… This is the way the most energy systems in the world are built today – Electricity grids take the voltage all the way up to 11 KV (11000V), 33 KV (33000V) and 66 KV (66000V). Your home consumption may be at 230V (India) or 110 V (USA) and so on. But, …

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I pretend for a living. But, you do not – Leonardo DiCaprio

Actor and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio addresses the UN summit meeting on climate change. DiCaprio was recently named a United Nations Messenger of Peace. ‘This disaster has grown beyond the choices that individuals make. This is now about our industries, and governments…’ he tells the summit. DiCaprio – “Thank you, Mr Secretary General, your excellencies, …

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Comprehensive tariff order on solar power – TNERC

Comprehensive tariff order on solar power – TNERC This is good in more than one way for the solar developers. How will Tangedco fund it without massive tariff rationalization is the usual question that lingers in my mind. If not funded well, the payments will stutter and hence development may not happen. I am not …

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Indian firms moving towards low carbon economy: CDP – The Hindu

Indian firms moving towards low carbon economy: CDP – The Hindu. Among the top 200 Indian companies by market capitalization, only 59 companies (30%) responded to the CDP survey (India 200 Climate Change Report 2014). Over 90% of them (53+) state that climate change opportunities are driven by change in regulation. About 15% of them …

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Solar against Biomass

Solar Energy is 100% clean energy. It controls pollution in atmosphere, paving way to cleaner, greener environment. Using Briquette based boilers for heating though renewable, still spoils the atmosphere by CO2 emissions. Most of the industries invest in Solar technologies not as a energy saving or ROI initiative but more from the Social responsibility angle …

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Bhoo’s interview with EAI

Bhoo’s interview with Narsi, EAI on “Aspiring High with Solar Thermal” Source: EAI For those of us glued to the solar radar, most of what we see and hear today are news about solar PV. As if solar thermal simply did not exist. Or matter. And if at all we hear anything on the thermal …

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System converts solar efficiently to steam – Scientific American

These experiments are great and I see a lot of future for solar heat based innovations meeting a lot of energy needs of the future. How about today? We have always been wondering what is available commercially and what is feasible TODAY. And, that is mid-temperature or low-temperature industrial heat – 70 Deg C to …

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Leanoardo DiCaprio is now UN’s climate change ambassador

Excited to hear that one of my favourite actors, Leonardo DiCaprio is now UN’s climate change ambassador. Any movement that has the potential to change the world, needs lots of attention and Climate change needs more of such star value. Very happy to see this appointment. It is one thing to be recognized for our …

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Solar Energy Vs Solar Power – 3

My earlier blog post talks about Solar Power and Solar Energy and recommends to add Solar Energy to our vocabulary. But, the revolutionary change that we pride ourselves with – is to specify solar heaters in terms of power KWth instead of in terms of energy – Litres Per Day – LPD. Oxymoron! LPD – …

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SolarMax – 2

A follow up article on our earlier post SolarMax principle One example to make a difference between LoadMax and SolarMax amply clear is to take an example of Street Lights. Let’s take a standard model – Sharp Street Light. Lets take the model: SSLL 1018 The basic light there is a 18W light. Load per …

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