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Cost of Storing Solar in Lithium Ion Batteries – Conflicting data

Was reading an interesting article in today’s Financial Express on the use of Li-ion battery for solar power storage. This article was based on perspectives from Samir Sharan, CEO of Acme, the Indian solar and telecom equipment maker that is unveiling a LIB based solar storage solution called EcoGrid. Sure, LIB has its advantages – […]

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Posted in: Energy Storage, Solar Energy

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Big List of Disruptive Innovations – Excellent List

Found this excellent compilation of disruptive innovations, across industries, in The Economic Times today. While only a few of these belong to energy directly, I am positive quite a few of the other innovations will start contributing to sustainability, at least indirectly. Click on picture and then magnify the resulting image to get more clear text.

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Posted in: Emerging Cleantech Areas, Innovations, Renewable Energy Communities

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EAI, Greenpeace Conclude Research on Clean Mobile Telecom Towers

The EAI team, led by Venugopal, helped Greenpeace in bringing out a report titled “Enabling Clean Talking“. The report is one of the first comprehensive research undertaken for the Indian telecom sector to figure out a roadmap for the mobile telecom towers to shift from diesel to renewable energy/clean energy sources. The report was launched […]

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Posted in: Biomass Power, Diesel, Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells, Solar Photovoltaic

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Scotland Blueprint for Offshore Wind, Wave and Tidal Power – Lessons for India Too?

Read recently that Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond has welcomed a blueprint to streamline the scoping, planning and consenting of offshore wind, wave and tidal developments. The task force recommendations include: Creating a national database of survey data, with information from DECC, The Crown Estate and, at the appropriate time, developers – to reduce duplication […]

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Posted in: Ocean Energy, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind Energy

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Pakistani Innovator’s ‘Water Fuel Kit’ Makes Car Run on Water

Firstly, this is not a scam – this chap has invented a hydrogen-based car, so essentially a sort of fuel cell I reckon. What is not clear from the report is how the hydrogen is generated from water. The explanation that “the water-to-fuel system employs technology in which ‘hydrogen bonding’ with distilled water produces hydrogen […]

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Posted in: Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells, Transportation

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Geothermal Energy Potential in India

A recent news items says that India has a geothermal power potential of 10,600MW, but the country is yet to see a single commissioned project that harnesses this technology. Though the capital cost for generating energy through geothermal is Rs80 million ($A2.46 million) to Rs100 million per MW, the operating cost is minimal. This is […]

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Posted in: Geothermal Energy

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