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Technical Commentary: Bifacial Solar Module Performance

Bifacial solar photovoltaic modules convert solar radiation received on their front and back sides into electricity. Calculating the solar energy generated by solar radiation received by the back side is complicated by shadows, varied weather and dust conditions by day and season, back side equipment and reflections, and albedo.

ArcVera Renewables, Solar Energy Group Director, Kevin Lichtenstein
 

Emerging Opportunities in Promoting Circular Economy in Solar PV Value Chain

The Indian government has recognized the need to have a policy framework aimed at creating a diversified domestic manufacturing industry for solar equipment (including modules and its ancillary products) and at the same time also promoting end-of-life management for recovery and recycling of secondary raw materials.

Souvik Bhattacharjya, Associate Director, Integrated Policy Analysis Division, TERI & Dr. Shilpi Kapur Bakshi Senior Fellow, TERI
 

Anticipating complex network issues through the use of advanced simulation models

The increase in share of wind energy in the transmission networks, has bought about the challenge of integration with the electrical grid. An accurate modelling of the converter control loops and its interaction with the grid becomes indispensable in order to overcome this challenge.

X. JUANKORENA, D. VELASCO, I. ESANDI and E. BURGUETE- Ingeteam Power Technology, Sarriguren, Spain
 

Long term prospects for Renewables remain in-tact; Near term headwinds amid the COVID impact on discoms’ finances

The renewable energy-based capacity is estimated to reach to 120-125 GW by December-2022, with the solar capacity constituting 50% of the overall capacity followed by 38% from wind power segment and the balance 15% from other sources. While this is lower than the capacity target of 175 GW set by the Government of India, the incremental capacity addition is estimated to be healthy at 35-38 GW with investment outlay of more than Rs. 2 lakh crore over the next two and half years

Girish Kumar Kadam Vice President, Sector Head - Corporate Ratings, ICRA Ltd
 

Road towards AtmaNirbhar - The Indian Sun Perspective

With the extension of Safeguard Duty (SGD) for yet another year on imports of Chinese solar power equipments along with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy’s (MNRE) proposal for the implementation of Basic Custom Duty (BCD) on imports of solar equipments, including solar cells, modules and inverters, the government has cleared its intention to rampup boosting the manufacturing industry – a step towards making India an ‘AtmaNirbhar Bharat’.

Manu Tayal, Associate Editor, Energetica India
 

Indian BIPV Sector Analysis

Status and Roadmap is an essential document for understanding the current state of the BIPV sector in India and formulating a roadmap for its future development. This report provides an overview of the BIPV sector in India, including its current status, key challenges, and future opportunities.

Dhwani Sunku, Head of Business Development (Growth & Partnerships), U-Solar Clean Energy
 

First Principles Thinking – Boiling Problems Down to their Most Fundamental Truths

This article is on First Principles Thinking and how it is useful for organizations, especially for startups. This is based on my own personal experience as well as looking at how other organizations have done it. First Principles Thinking is made famous by none other than Elon Musk and that he had shown this with example in many of his ventures. How can a small start-up go and solve several deeply complex problems?

Venkat Rajaraman, CEO and Founder, Cygni
 

Case Study: Protection of Transmission Line Towers during Landslides

North East Transmission Company Ltd (NETCL) is entrusted with construction and maintenance of it’s 662.8 Km, 400 kV Double Circuit transmission line in the difficult hilly & dense forest terrain in the states of Tripura, Meghalaya and Assam in the North Eastern Region (NER) of India.

Satyajit Ganguly, MD, NETCL ; Rajesh Gupta, Director (Projects), NETCL ; Harshal Malewar, Deputy Manager, NETCL
 

Let’s decode Open Access solar Power: Should you go for it?

If you are a business that uses solar energy, there are two options for generating solar energy: (1) Solar power plant on site (which might be on a rooftop, ground mount or carport solar installation), and, (2) Open Access solar power (wherein consumption of solar power is managed through the grid).

Vineet Mittal, Director, Co-Founder, Navitas Solar
 

Building Cyber Resilience in Critical Infrastructure

While accelerated digital transformation has helped energy companies extract business value, it has also exposed vulnerabilities in the cyber space. How can energy companies build resilience?<br />

Lakshman Rao Ramesh Sutrave, Principal Consultant, Bahwan CyberTek
 

How Biomethane Can Play an Integral Role in Leading to Carbon Neutrality

Mimicking natural gas, Biomethane can replace natural and engine fuels in usage without requiring any change to equipment settings (thus current natural fuel grids are easily adaptable to its distribution) and is a great alternative to help eradicate our fossil fuel dependency while transforming waste into a useful resource.

Vinod Paremal, Regional President, Evonik India Subcontinent
 

Green Hydrogen: A Future of Alternative Energy

In the year 2019, global carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels and coal stood at 22.06 GT and 10 GT respectively. At present, the amount of carbon dioxide in the Indian atmosphere is 420 ppm, which is about 70 to 120 ppm more than the ideal condition. Hydrogen is emerging as an important source of energy as it produces zero carbon emissions and is a non-polluting source of energy.

Krishnadeep Sahu, Young Professional – II ; Harsha Wakudkar, Scientist ; Sandip Gangil, Principle Scientist - ICAR–CIAE Bhopal
 

Premium Lubrication to Enhance Productivity in Power Generation

India is the third-largest producer and second-largest consumer of electricity worldwide, with an installed power capacity of 395.07 GW, as of January 2022.

ExxonMobil
 

The Drive to The Future with E-Mobility - Building India’s EV Charging Infrastructure through Clean Energy

While as a country we have made significant strides in the EV sector, a stronger collaboration between policymakers, businesses and other players will be critical in the accelerated adoption and transition to green mobility in the country. The foundation has been laid and it is now imperative to build on that foundation to propel India’s ambition of achieving net zero and contributing positively to the cause of global climate change.

Kartikey Hariyani, Founder & CEO, Charge+Zone
 

The Market for Lithium-Ion Batteries for Electric Three-Wheeler Autos in India

The future of energy lies in renewable resources with significant growth potential, and digital technologies such as the Internet of Things (IoT) and data analytics will play a critical role in enabling EV companies and newer business models to provide the much-needed connectedness and high performance, among other things.

Samrath Kochar, Founder and CEO, Trontek
 
 
 
 
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