Crying baby – and not “Hungry baby” gets food

Follow through and keeping track: What is the big deal in following through and keeping track? Seems to be a big challenge for this world at large. While it is heartening to know that I am not alone, it is saddening at the same time to know that I am not alone. I work with …

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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

Credit: Ron Tandberg 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. …

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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 day: …

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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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