IEA SHC – Task 49 – 7th Expert Meeting

IEA SHC Task 49: Solar Process Heat for Production and Advanced Applications The Solar Heat for Industrial Processes – SHIP database has been created in the framework of the IEA Task 49/IV. This online database contains a worldwide overview on existing solar thermal plants which provide thermal energy for production processes for different industry sectors. …

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SHIP – the Noah’s Ark of energy?

SHIP – the Noah’s Ark of energy? Solar Heat for Industrial Process – is now named as SHIP by many consortium around the world, particularly Europe. It is so economical that I feel it is aptly called as SHIP. It is like Noah’s Ark of the energy future! SHIP: Renewed focus in Europe Good to …

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Better late than never – October 2014 events

It has been a month since I wrote a blog post.  I noticed that there were few interesting programs I attended during the month of October and November but missed out writing about them. Thought of sharing it now,  it is better to be late than never 🙂 I attended 2 events within a span …

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Workshop on Renewable Energy – Solar Thermal Systems, Hosur

It was a focused gathering of Industry Engineers and few finance persons from the industrial belt of Hosur with an openness to know details on “Renewable Energy – Solar Thermal Systems” on 18th December 2014. The workshop was conducted by Aspiration Energy in association with CSIR – CEERI. Dr. Harish Barshillia, Chief Scientist from National …

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IGMTP – Germany trip sponsored by German taxpayers

I approached the entire program with skepticism – A Government sponsored program?  1 month?  Will it be useful?  Germany? To think a country is taking such a long term vision of their international trade relations – by taking a bunch of business people from that country and provide free training to them – Awesome! 21 …

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Indo German Manager Training Program, (IGMTP) Germany

I have made it a point to be in a class room for 30 days every year. During my Kellogg MBA days, I was spending 60+ days a year in classroom, with hectic travel, full time work and family. I believe that classroom rekindles the humility, make me rethink question and reconfirm many of my …

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High temperature

New vacuum tube collector that generates heat up to 120 deg C. Very interesting article and technology. Our combined approaches of Integrative concentration™, StayLiquid™ , FlexiFlow™ are already creating temperatures like 110 deg C in our installation in Padi, Chennai. It is doing so at least for 5 hours in a day for a minimum …

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Energy Wende

“Sun and Wind alter global landscape, leaving utilities behind“, says The New York Times. We are just trying to get to Germany with our solar heating innovations. Energy Wende is a great term. In fact BMWi – the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy – is renamed so from “Ministry of Economics and Technology” …

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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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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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