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India’s Energy Storage Market

Advanced energy storage technologies can play an important role in renewable integration, energy access, electric mobility and the smart cities initiatives of the Indian government. We are at a critical stage for building a manufacturing ecosystem for advanced energy storage technologies in India. While, around the globe, over 200 GWh of advanced energy storage manufacturing capacity is already built and another 200 GWh of new capacity will be built within the next three to five years.

Dr. Rahul Walawalkar, President, India Energy Storage Alliance (IESA)
 

How Tech is Making Thermal Power Generation More Sustainable in The Changing Energy Landscape

With the latest sophisticated primary NOx reduction technology, including burner modification and over firing system (OFA), the desired NOx emission levels given by Indian regulation can also be met at a local power plant in India. Though implementing the Primary Low-NOx solution for one boiler takes months as resources to implement the modifications are limited, it is a cost-efficient option that can help coal-fired thermal power plants be ready on time

Sanjay Aggarwal, Managing Director, Fortum India Pvt. Ltd
 

India Must Focus on Domestic Manufacturers to Meet the Ambitious 175 GW of Clean Energy Target by 2022

According to the Climate scope report, renewable energy accounted for 71 GW of India's installed generating capacity in June 2018. This is a substantial increase from existing capacities of 3.5 GW, 23 GW, 4.4 GW, and 4.2 GW, respectively (MNRE, November 2015). As the solar spread increases, the government plans to set up a proper framework to boost domestic manufacturing for the sector.

Nishant Arya, Executive Director, JBM Group
 

India’s Solar Sector

It will be also interesting to see if the government will do away with reverse bidding and adopt FiT. Solar has already reached grid parity and there is no real need to further reduce the tariff and put more cost pressures on the value chain. Stability in tariffs can mitigate the impact of expected volatility in price, increase investor’s confidence, and ensure the participation of serious long-term players.

Rajaram Pai, Business Leader – South Asia, DuPont Photovoltaic Solutions
 

Smart Cities: An Engine of Urban Economic Growth

It is efficient power supply which forms the backbone of any Smart City because it is a prerequisite to all the processes involving these “Cities of the Future”. The efficient flow of electricity, in turn, depends on a robust and efficient transmission network, to which smart grid applications hold the key

Simarpreet Singh, Founder-Director, Hartek Solar Pvt Ltd
 

Electric Vehicles in India: An insight in the key trends in E-Mobility sector in India

Ride-sharing companies have announced ambitious plans to invest in electric mobility. Ola aims to have 10,000 EVs in 2019 as part of its Mission Electric. Lithium cabs, Bhagirathi are some successful examples and have developed an EV fleet of about 500 vehicles already and are active in enterprise transportation segment

Anant Nahata, Managing Director, Exicom
 

Bright Prospects for Electric Vehicles Market in India

Analysts estimate that 30,000 slow-charging and 15,000 fast-charging stations need to be established in a phased manner within the next three to five years. At every three kilometers in cities, a minimum of two high-charge points and a fast-charging point are required

Srinivas Shanbhogue, Vice-President - Retail, Schneider Electric India
 

Charging Stations for EVs can help drive demand for the sector's growth in the country

There are around 4,000 charging stations that are planned to be set up in the country which would constitute only 1 per cent of the total charging stations projected to be needed by the end of 2030. This is meant to encourage the use of EVs and create enough demand to attract other players to set up charging stations, thus creating a bigger market for EVs in the near future

Er. Alekhya Datta, Fellow and Area Convenor, Electricity and Fuels Division, TERI
 

Cygni Energy wins “Most Innovated Product Award 2018” for their Solar DC Inverterless technology

Cygni’s flagship product is Integrated Solar-DC Inverterless Systems. This is one of the most efficient photovoltaic power backup systems available in the market offering up to 40% lesser power consumption and 50% reduction in electricity bills. In addition, Cygni systems come integrated with Mobile App, which helps you monitor your energy consumption, which in turn will enable you to monitor and control your energy usage

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IEEFA India: Proposed Khurja coal power plant overpriced and uncompetitive

Tim Buckley, IEEFA Director of Energy Finance Studies, said electricity users, the state and central government, and the project’s lenders should not be burdened with yet another expensive stranded asset at a time when local residents need cleaner energy options

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How blockchain technology can influence the solar sector?

Blockchain based platforms will make the energy sharing easy will decrease the load on the grid and will help the individual or a community to be energy independent.With small steps, the world is accepting this blockchain technology. This blockchain technology is going to be the 4th industrial revolution. Companies like EcoCoin and TransActive are creating a platform which can ease the process of energy trading locally which will further help to attract new and more people in renewable energy

Ankit Sharma, Director, Aurdinate Global
 

Can India lead the world?

The Government has been the real catalyst till date in pushing the green agenda and will have to continue holding fort till the country reaches the finish line. Although a handful of naysayers and sceptics doubt India’s ability to reach the 175 GW target by 2022, there are far more believers who strongly feel that India may reach this target well before 2022

Jaykumar Bhupendra Waghela, Senior Manager - Business Development, Fourth Partner Energy
 

Rooftop segment poses biggest challenge to India’s solar initiative

While the 60-GW ground-mounted solar target is still achievable, rooftop solar presents the real challenge. We have to make it click or the 2022 target of 100 GW will turn out to be just a flight of fancy.Though the fastest-growing segment within India’s renewable energy sector, rooftop solar is still not growing fast enough, as ideally required to get to the elusive target. This is mainly because of lack of policy initiatives like net-metering and incentives for financial investors.

Simarpreet Singh, Director, Hartek Solar Pvt Ltd
 

How are power grids becoming situationally aware?

Considering the critical nature of power systems, gaining the time-synchronized, real-time view of the transmission and distribution network at the right time, by the right person, is key for taking timely right decisions. Conventional systems (RTUs and SCADA) used to gain the essential information (magnitude), while the new devices (PMUs - Phasor Measuring Units) capture the magnitude and phase angle. This in turn gives information on the phase angle differences (grid stress), small signal stab

Manoj Vivek, General Manager & Technical Solutions Leader- Power and Industrial automation, QuEST Global
 

Meyer Burger’s DW291-Product innovations in diamond wire technology

The future of the wafer industry remains extremely exciting. The impressive set of innovations of Meyer Burger’s DW291 are a big step forward for the PV wafering industry and have pushed cost levels to new lows. The new DW291 will play a significant role in making solar energy more affordable and accelerating the adoption of renewable energy.

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