Solar Energy Vs Solar Power – 2

In many public forums, I talk very loudly about Solar Power vs Solar Energy. I am not meaning the technical difference between Power and Energy. I am talking about what the market and general public understand.  The moment we mention “solar” – because of widespread Government side subsidies and awareness programs worldwide, people connect it …

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Solar Energy vs Solar Power

When I was invited to this conference on Energy-Economy-Environment, I was very happy.  I was even super-happy to see the backdrop – as it had more mention of “Energy” than “Power”. But, the entire first half was devoted to power – and solar and wind power themselves were an “alternative option”, and speaker after speaker …

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Centralized solar plants, a death trap for birds?

California’s new solar power plant is actually a death ray that’s incinerating birds mid-flight. I am generally not a great fan of centralized solar plants as compared to off-grid and onsite generation. But, I have never thought of such seemingly simple technology causing this kind of trouble to the environment.  Being a death-trap for birds. …

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“Interest in solar water heating spreads globally” – NY times.

Interest in solar water heating spreads globally – says NY times. Solar water heating – particularly for industries is not a ready, mainstream market yet. We and a few of our colleagues are creating the market – by creating awareness and increasing credibility. I am happy to see such articles from New York Times, that …

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Solar Max principle

Solar, like many other renewable energy sources is “infirm”. We cannot install a 1 MWp solar plant and generate 1MW at will any time we want. It purely depends on sunshine, and whenever sun is low – due to shadow or rain or whatever, the generation will be low. So, when we design a solar …

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Aspiration Energy is WWF Climate Solver!

  WWF – World Wildlife Conservation fund for nature and Industrial Process Heat.  What a seemingly remote connection! But, as explained by Ravi Singh, Secretary General and CEO of WWF India at the Climate Solver Award function at New Delhi on 1st August 2014, WWF looks not just at direct ways of conservation but all the indirect …

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Can solar be a backup?

I get lot of enquiries about “solar inverters” and solar as a “backup” for power outages. Solar, wind, tidel, hydro – all these kinds of renewable energy sources are what people call as “infirm power”. Why is it called “infirm power”? Because, we cannot control how much is produced at any point in time. It …

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Funding Options on Solar Thermal Systems used in Industrial Heating Applications

On June 23rd, Aspiration Energy, hosted a webinar on Funding options for, “Solar Thermal Systems for Industrial Heating” A pioneer in the “Renewable Energy Services Company (RESCO)” model for solar industrial heating in India. Supported by its partners – Tata Cleantech Capital, OPC leasing and other investments consultants such as Barclays bank, AEPL has come up …

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Webinar on "Funding models for Solar Thermal systems used in Industrial heating"

Join us on our webinar on “Funding models for Solar Thermal systems used in Industrial heating” Date: July 23, 2014 Time: 3 PM IST Registration link: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/987990360 Applications for CEOs, CFOs and Senior Finance Professionals in the manufacturing sector The webinar will explore various innovative funding options that combine 100% accelerated depreciation and “Pay as you Save” utility …

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Impact of budget 2014-15 on Solar

“₹500 crore provided for ultra modern solar power plants in Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu and Ladakh in Jammu and Kashmir.” ~says Finance Minister Mr. Arun Jaitley while presenting Union Budget of India 2014 From our CEO’s desk: So, what is the impact of budget 2014-15 on Solar? Everyone is talking about Rs. 500 crores for MW scale power plants …

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