CSP vs CST

In other words:  Solar Power vs Solar Heat Solar PV for generating electricity using Solar modules has been gaining immense attention worldwide. Small CSP? I do not believe there is an opportunity for small scale CSP.  However, a lot of micro-grids and mini-grids are coming up at rural areas in India with Bio-mass and Solar …

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Small Renewable Projects Eligible For Priority Sector Lending in India

The Reserve Bank of India said it will make small renewable energy projects eligible for priority financing. The nation’s banks will offer loans of up to 150 million Indian rupees ($2.37 million) for purposes such as the purchase of solar-based power generators, biomass-based power generators and windmills, as well as for non conventional energy-based public …

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Solar Thermal Power plant vs Solar Thermal Energy Plant

I am asked in many forums about the delays and cost over-runs of solar thermal power plants, and how we have chosen to play in this field. Lets understand the differences: 1. Solar Thermal Power plants deliver electrical power – produce steam using sun, and produce electricity by running a power turbine using the steam. …

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Green "Power" Market Development Group at Hotel-Hilton

When they named it as Green “Power” Market Development Group, I was skeptical.  Solar Energy vs Solar Power – the long standing debate,  came to my mind.  But, they invited me to talk about Solar Heat, and actively listened. Overall, the audience was appreciative of the different direction that we are taking in terms of solar heaters …

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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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