A recent report from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab (LNBL) has estimated that India’s wind power potential could be as high as 2 million MW, that is 2000 GW. This is a phenomenally large number and in theory at least implies that wind power can satisfy all India’s power needs for the foreseeable future. The implicit […]Read More →
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The Technology and Information Forecasting Assessment Council (TIFAC) of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Govt. of India is organizing Technology Vision 2035 for our country. This is the second such exercise of TIFAC and is a follow-up to the exercise carried out in the early nineties under Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam (Technology Vision […]Read More →
I used to do some work in the biomass power and biofuels sectors early on. Had also the opportunity to work on an exciting area called third generation biofuels, specifically algae biofuels. Along the way, learnt how you can actually make pretty much any hydrocarbon fuel from any organic material, especially wood waste, agricultural waste […]Read More →
An Italian startup, Sol Chip Ltd., is developing solar energy systems for electronic and mobile devices. The company’s processors use solar energy to recharge the batteries of mobile and remote devices, extending the batteries’ life and the device’s independence, lowers costs, and reduces pollution. These are the types of niche ideas that I’d recommend to […]Read More →