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.
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.
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.
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
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’.
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.
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?
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.
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).
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 />
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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