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    Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) in INDIA    India is ranked fourth in its potential to generate solar energy. USA, Europe, China are the leading powers in solar. The growing demand for power in India has brought into India many multinational players; they hope to supply this lucrative market.  CSP has been favoured by utilities as its more reliable, consistent and capable of hybridisation. Setting up CSP stations is receiving attention. International companies that have moved to India to offer their expertise are     Solar Companies entering India Solar EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction) Companies SunEdision   Gehrlicher Solar   Belectric   SDEM TEGA   American Capital Energy   Solar Panel Producers Suntech  Trina Solar  First Solar   Solar Thermal Companies Siemens  Areva  Abengoa  eSolar     What is CSP? Concentrated solar power (CSP) are systems that use lenses or mirrors to concentrate a large area of sunlight, or solar thermal energy onto a small area. Electrical power is produced when the concentrated light is converted to heat which drives a heat engine (usually a steam turbine) connected to an electrical power generator.  CSP has been in use first in California since 1980.More recently NextEra and Abengoa, both solar thermal projects-CSP,   will be the main suppliers of California’s needs.  Proposed Solana CSP project will become the world’s largest project when it comes into operation in 2012.  Germany and Spain are other leading world producers of CSP energy. The vast Rajasthan Desert, in India is very similar to the Sahara desert in Africa, and has the potential to become the largest solar power plant in India. Due to high levels of available sunlight, CSP plants in Rajasthan could begin satisfying most of India’s energy needs in just a few years. CSP technology utilizes focused sunlight. CSP plants generate electric power by using mirrors to concentrate (focus) the sun's energy and convert it into high-temperature heat. That heat is then channelled…

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    The maximum world electricity consumption in 2010, according to Professor Avinash Chandra,  stood at 13.6 TW (Trillion Watts). In the year 2009 it was 12.5 TW. The available data predicts that if we were to maintain the present economic growth rate, we would need 30 TW before 2050. This compels us to generate additional 16 TW or more to cope with the projected demand. In other words the world has to build at least a 1000MW plant daily to supply energy demand beyond 2040.Professor Avinash reminded that all the conventional energy sources such as oil, gas, coal, nuclear, large hydro together could generate only 6 TW of additional electricity power at the present pace by the time the global demand goes up by 16 TW.How are we going to meet this deficit?READ more at http://print.dailymirror.lk/opinion1/31978.html for the author's solution.

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    This is very good. 

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    Although some of what is said here is pertinent to the indian market too.

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    This is interesting. But this pertains to just the US market I guess.

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    Tamilnadu already no 1 in wind energy is joining the race for solar energy too is it ?

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    Nice. Keep posting jobs. For the job seekers, it is useful.It is also useful for us to know what is happening in the industry.

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    As the land acquisition and the environmental clearances making more difficult for the wind power projects, India is discovering potential for the offshore wind power generation. Secretary of ministry of new and renewable energy, Deepak Gupta said the research is being undertaken with support from the Chennai-based Centre for Wind Energy Technology (C-WET) to discover the possibility of installing wind farms in India’s offshore areas. After all the problems faced during the acquisition of 4-5 acres to produce 1 mega watt of wind power, the environmental clearances are not easy to get. The offshore wind power projects have become a trend in many countries like Europe. Charu Datta Palekar, the principal consultant, energy advisory services, PWC said unit size is more for offshore wind projects and offshore wind is the next huge thing for India’s renewable energy. But we must prepare the plan for our wind intensity scientifically. The companies like Vestas, Areva Renewables, GE and Suzlon are important manufacturers of turbines for the offshore wind power projects. C-WET has found the inputs from the leading global suppliers of offshore wind power equipment and India’s offshore areas such as western coast are expected to have better potential for the wind power generation. The possible study will observe the important parameters such as wind pattern and sea-bed quality. Analysts do not expect any technology problem for offshore wind farms because the leading wind power MNCs such as Areva Renewables have installed a typhoon-resistant offshore wind farms. The force of the wind in offshore areas although it is not stable is better when compared with on-land. A per a recent study made by the Global Wind Energy Council and the Greenpeace International the wind is expected to reach 12% of global power demand by the year 2020 and up to 22% by 2030. Overall, India is ranked fifth as per the installed wind power generation capacity behind US, Germany, Spain and China. But it is…

    • Harita 3 years ago

      It is a good idea because both solar and wind grab a lot of land in a land starved country.

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    Offshore wind energy could be launched in India within few years if positive results are obtained from a New and Renewable Energy ministry-backed survey. The survey being conducted by Chennai-based Centre for Wind Energy Technology (CWET) is analyzing the feasibility of setting up wind farms along Indian’s coastline. The survey is expected to be completed within 2-3 years. C-WET has also invited technical inputs from world’s leading wind energy companies. The data from the companies would help C-WET to understand the soil conditions in the seabed and the different structural features required for offshore wind turbines. The Indian peninsula is covered by water on three sides — the Arabian Sea in the west, the Indian Ocean in the south and Bay of Bengal in the east — and has a total coastline length of about 7,000 km. With increasing problems and limited energy density inland, offshore wind could power the next phase of growth in the Indian wind energy sector. There is no scientifica data available for the estimation for India’s offshore wind energy resources. Even the official data on inland wind energy resources gravely underestimates its true potential. The official data collected by government agencies about 30-40 years ago measured the wind density at a mast height of 65 m whereas today, all the leading companies offer wind turbines with hub heights exceeding 80 m. Therefore, C-WET must use state-of-the-art technologies to ascertain the true potential of India’s offshore wind energy resources. The consultation with the current leading suppliers of offshore wind turbines is a positive step in that aspect. Wind energy is the leading renewable energy technology in India’s clean energy basket, contributing almost 70 percent of the total installed capacity. It is well established and project developers have little trouble convincing banks to grant loans or distribution companies to buy power from the wind farms. However, there are still some problems which can slow down…

    • Sysadmin 3 years ago

      EAI 360 – Updates on renewable energy news, videos, events, jobs etc. Other related blogs: Brazil making huge progress in wind energy sector United States’ largest PV plant goes online in Nevada World’s biggest wind farm one step closer to reality  

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    North Carolina county's plan to burn human excrement for electricity is being watched nationwide, scientists said. Cabarrus County plans to begin burning processed waste at its water-treatment plant as early as next year, and the project could be duplicated across the United States, the Charlotte Observer reported Sunday. "All responsible water utilities are contemplating this as part of their future planning," Robert Rubin, a retired North Carolina State University professor of biological and agricultural engineering, told the Observer. "We are looking at these societal byproducts as a resource." The newspaper said Mecklenburg County was drafting plans for a similar project authorized by a February court ruling allowing electric utilities to pay a premium price for waste-generated power. Cabarrus County has incinerated waste for several years. The plan calls for a small steam generator to capture the heat from the burning and use it to generate around 1.5 megawatts of electricity, the newspaper said. A service of YellowBrix, Inc.

    • Aathmika 3 years ago

      India can benefit the most with such a project.

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    India can benefit the most with such a project.

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    India’s Wind power potential There are a wide variety of predictions about the course of wind farm installations in India. The estimates about the potential also vary. Most of these predictions tend to be optimistic as they are given out by promoting agencies or Industry associations. Further, many of them are contingent on a variety of encouraging parallel developments. In the absence of better data, or even any other data, we would have to use this information, with a large pinch of salt. The Indian Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) estimates that there is a potential of around 90 GW for power generation from different renewable energy sources in the country, including 48.5 GW of wind power, 14.3 GW of small hydro power and 26.4 GW of biomass. The current figures are based on measurements from only nine states, and which were taken at low hub heights, in line with old technology. A more recent wind atlas published by the Center for Wind Technology (CWET) in April 2010 estimated the resource potential at 49,130 MW. This was based on an assumed land availability of 2% and 9 MW of installable wind power capacity per square kilometre. The Turbine manufacturers’ body feels that the wind power potential is considerably underestimated. The IWTMA estimates that at hub heights of 55–65 metres, potential for wind development in India is around 65–70 GW. The World Institute for Sustainable Energy, India (WISE) estimates that, with newer turbine technology (larger mast heights and larger blades) and fuller exploitation of wind resources, the potential for wind energy in Indi would be upwards of 1,00,000 MW. India’s, and the world’s hunger for power, is very large and increasing and the country’s electricity demand is projected to more than triple between 2005 and 2030. The IEA predicts that by 2020, 327 GW of power generation capacity will be needed, which would imply the addition of 16 GW per year. This urgent need is reflected in the target the Indian government has…

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    The government is planning to set up a green bank by leveraging the Rs 5,000-crore national clean energy fund expected annually through a cess on domestic and imported coal. The proposed bank will fund projects to generate electricity from wind, solar, tidal and other renewable sources, which currently contribute about 6,000 MW in India's power capacity of about 150,000 MW. India has the potential to generate 80,000 MW from non-conventional sources, according to estimates of the ministry for new and renewable energy (MNRE). "Our ministry is working on a proposal to set up the green bank," Dr Farooq Abdullah, the union MNRE minister told ET. The ministry plans to use only part of the national clean energy fund for its programmes. "A large part (of the fund) will still be available with other ministries involved in reducing India's dependence on fossil fuel and protecting our environment," Dr Abdullah said. The fund set up by finance minister Pranab Mukherjee in the union budget 2010-11 , is expected to raise about Rs 4,500-5 ,000 crore this fiscal year, an official working in the finance ministry said. The government levies a Rs 50 per tonne cess on both domestically-produced and imported coal. The cess aims to fund research and innovative projects in clean energy technology. MNRE-proposed bank will be linked with the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), a government-owned non-banking financial company, an official directly involved with the matter said. The ministry may even consider converting IREDA into a green bank. "Details (structure and function) of the proposed green bank are yet to be finalised," the official , who did not wish to be named, said. IREDA, established in 1987, promotes renewable energy and energy conservation projects. MNRE is its administrative ministry. Besides tax free bonds of Rs 250 crore, IREDA's prime lenders include Indian banks and multilateral agencies dedicated to protect the environment Rs The concept of such a bank is…

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    Bio mass power projects: ushering infrastructure, environmental and social revolution India, where agriculture is the major life line of 70% of the population has the potential to generate huge volumes of bio mass residues which are obtained at each stage of agriculture value chain beginning from farming, harvesting, agro processing and marketing. Bio mass plays a critical role in reducing the nations dependency on fossil fuel for power generation, safe guarding the environment by reducing the green house emissions, generation of new job opportunities and sustainable revenue generation model at rural levels. India land of potential bio mass Annually India generates about 500 million* tons of bio mass residues of which 140 million tons are surplus after taking the captive consumption. However bio mass management remains highly unorganized. The residual bio mass from agriculture sources which have high calories are simply burnt in the field as in the case of leafy bio mass without value addition besides resulting in pollution. Recent developments on bio mass front have provided scientific solutions for agricultural residue disposable management systems. With the need for more power infrastructure to be placed to take care of the countries growing demand for electricity and at the same time protect the environment from less carbon emission these bio mass residues are currently being used as a primary feed stocks in power plants. Given this context and highly fragmented structure of bio mass management at rural levels, mobilization of these as potential energy source thereby achieve the twin goals of improving the livelihood of the rural population by generating additional source of revenues for the waste bio mass, generating indirect job opportunities and finally clean environment. Potential power generation capacity If one has to consider the total cultivatable land in the country which is close to 182.57 million hectares and additional of 20 million hectares of waste…

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    — P. Krishnakumar, Managing Director, Orient Green Power Company Ltd Chennai-headquartered Orient Green Power Company Ltd (OGPL) is one of the largest independent operator and developer of renewable energy power plants in India based on aggregate installed capacity. OGPL's current portfolio includes biomass, biogas, wind energy and small hydroelectric projects at various stages of development. P. Krishnakumar discusses with Sandeep Menezes the company's ongoing and future projects, and notes that Orient will have around 219 mw of biomass-based capacity in the next three years. Recently OGPL tied up with NEECO for 7.5-mw poultry litter-based power generation project in Tamil Nadu. Can we expect more such projects from OGPL in near future? This the first such type of project for OGPL in terms of being poultry litterbased. If we get any such good proposals in future, we will look at it. OGPL has total gross power capacity of around 1008 mw but around 75 per cent of this capacity is dominated by wind energy. If you look at the wind-based 775 mw, then with approximately 30 per cent PLF, it is effectively around 210 mw of generation. Therefore on unit basis, biomass and wind is approximately balanced. With JNNSM providing huge opportunities in solar energy sector, does OGPL have any plans to venture into solar energy sector? There are no immediate plans as such currently because it is still based on a very highly subsidized tariff model. The current solar capex cost is also very high. But once the capital cost comes down, we can look at doing something. What is your view on heavy subsidies on solar power? It is right; the governmental support is present through various schemes. From our point of view, if one has unlimited resources it is one business model but if he has limited resources then he has to evaluate each business opportunity. Therefore from that perspective, we feel that solar is not the right place to put our money into. Can you enlighten us on your various ongoing…

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    Lets look at the telecom scene in the rural area. Regular power supply is not the norm. Energy cost incurred in ensuring uninterrupted power supply keeps going up. In many rural areas, grid power is unreliable or non-existent, and operators have to make alternate arrangements to keep their networks functional through long power cuts. Ad hoc arrangements involving diesel gensets are convenient, but expensive as well as polluting. There are around 330,000 cell-phone towers in operation across India and it's estimated that (in addition to normal grid power), they consumed around 2.5 billion litres of diesel in the past fiscal. The next set of rollouts will increase both the number of towers and the consequent diesel consumption. The environmental cost is considerable - each litre of diesel contributes around 2.6 Kg of CO2 emissions. Telecom is therefore under the gun, in terms of fossil fuel dependencies, and sooner or later, it will face pressure on environmental grounds. The industry obviously has a very strong business case for going green and finding alternative energy sources that can help reduce its dependence on diesel. Various operators and tower operators have been launching pilot solar and wind powered projects and also experimenting with bio fuels. They have also been investing in smart energy management solutions and more energy efficient equipment. While all these technologies and solutions are relatively more expensive in terms of initial investments, expenses tend to reduce as economies of scale come into play. Certainly the telecom industry offers the kind of opportunity where scaling up shouldn’t be an issue. In a hyper-competitive environment, any cut in energy costs could become a key variable, especially if crude costs spike up as they will, at some stage.

    • Narsi 3 years ago

      Hang on... A liter of diesel is supposed to produce about 3 kWh (average). 2.5 billion liters hence produce about 7.5 billion kWh. Let's say we wish to convert this entire diesel based power to solar PV based power. 7.5 billion kWh per year = 20 million kWh per day = 5 million kW of solar PV capacity (4 hours equivalent per day of peak power assumption). A kilowatt of solar PV installation (with batteries) will be about $4000, so 5 million kW = $20 billion. Wow! The market for solar PV on telecom towers is a $20 billion market - ok, not per year, as this is not a recurring revenue, but $20 billion IS a huge number any which way.

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    In the times to come, a developing nation like ours needs simple and sustainable alternative solutions for achieving power availability and adequacy in the rural country side. in rural India, where the word ‘electricity’ is still a dream, millions of people do not have access to electricity in their homes. In fact, four out of these five people without electricity live in far flung villages and isolated countryside hamlets, some of which are geographically isolated and are often too sparsely populated or have a too low potential electricity demand to justify the extension of the grid. Thus, to provide access to electricity in these rural areas through other means than the extension of the grid, renewable energy like wind power is among the least cost and most feasible solution. the concept of harnessing wind power through small size Windmills is still nascent in our country. Small size wind mills with 3 to 6m (10 to 20 ft) blade diameter is one of the most adaptable, flexible and easy to use technology for generating sustainable and cheap electricity. This system is capable of producing power ranging from 500 watts to 5 Kw with an estimated daily electrical energy output of around 4 -10 KwH under a mean wind speed of 5 - 10 meter/sec. At places experiencing higher wind speed conditions, the power output may even peak to 7-8 KW albeit for shorter periods. This output is considered sufficient to meet the daily energy requirements of an average rural household, which is normally limited to 2-3 Kwh per day. small wind systems can totally replace the existing rural household expenditures for kerosene, candles and dry-cell batteries. India’s Tata Group, which is best known for its incredibly cheap Tata Nano, is hoping to start bringing the one-turbine-per-house project to these rural areas. The company is starting to test a 2 kW, roof-mounted turbine that would generate enough power to power multiple ceiling fans (60 W) and lights (40 W). If the small roof-mounted turbine…

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    When it comes renewable energy Recession can take a back seat. Clean energy has already shown its promise when it comes to good engineering jobs. Gauntlett says that even in the recent market crash, the clean-energy job market for electrical engineers remained stable. Plenty of jobs in renewable energy to go around in the next few years, industry experts say. And they will be well paying and long lasting. The Clean Edge survey, which was published last October, found that the top five clean-tech jobs sectors are solar, biofuels and biomaterials, conservation and efficiency, the smart grid, and wind power. An entry-level geothermal power engineer gets a median salary of about US $71 800. The median salary for a midlevel hardware design engineer in the smart-grid industry is $87 700, while a midlevel design engineer in solar PV made $65 000. Corporate giants such as General Electric, Google, and IBM are adding clean tech to their R&D portfolios. Recession ca take a back seat

    • Ranjini 3 years ago

      "Corporate giants such as General Electric, Google, and IBM are adding clean tech to their R&D portfolios." That is interesting. This is how the money will come for the solar mission in india. from corporates which are flush with funds.

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    One of the first religious buildings in the U.S. that will be certified under the U.S. Green Building Council's environmental program is a hindu Temple coming up in Henrico county, Virginia The style is eighth-century. The techniques are green and modern. The carpets and flooring are made from recycled material. Plans for the facility began eight to 10 years ago. Construction on the $6 million project started 18 months ago. The cost to build green added 5 percent to the cost, It will be open for worship from Nov 7th. From Nov 4th priests will chant prayers for 4 days and nights by which the the temple gets sanctified.

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    A recent study report undertaken and released by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory of the Department of Energy, indicates that the US has the offshore wind production capability of over 4 million MW and the Texas shore line alone has the capability to produce over 1 million MW http://azocleantech.com/Details.asp?newsID=12590

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