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Will Moser Baer Become the Suzlon of Solar Energy?

March 10, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
Since Ratul Puri, the 35-year-old executive director of Moser Baer India returned to India from college in the United States in 1994, he's helped transform...Since Ratul Puri, the 35-year-old executive director of Moser Baer India returned to India from college in the United States in 1994, he's helped transform...
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What to Watch Out for While Investing in Solar PV?

October 19, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
If you are a private equity or venture capital firm looking at investing in solar PV companies in India, you might want to look beyond...If you are a private equity or venture capital firm looking at investing in solar PV companies in India, you might want to look beyond...
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VC / PE Perspectives and Opinions on Biomass Power

May 3, 2011

Biomass Power, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
Indian VCs have not really done a good amount of investing in cleantech. Cleantech perhaps  is not really a VC game as it is more...Indian VCs have not really done a good amount of investing in cleantech. Cleantech perhaps  is not really a VC game as it is more...
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The Indian Middle Class Rooftop

January 3, 2024

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
The Indian Middle Class Rooftop  Earlier today, I had to be on the rooftop of an acquaintance for a religious function, located in a typical...The Indian Middle Class Rooftop  Earlier today, I had to be on the rooftop of an acquaintance for a religious function, located in a typical...
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Substituting Diesel with Rooftop Solar PV – Economics and Costs

December 10, 2013

Diesel, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Rooftop Solar, Solar Energy
=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...
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Solar Water Heaters is a 120 Crore Market in India

July 18, 2010

CO3, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
That I have been impressed with solar water heaters in particular, and in the applications of solar thermal in general, has already been mentioned in...That I have been impressed with solar water heaters in particular, and in the applications of solar thermal in general, has already been mentioned in...
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Solar Power Powered by Microfinance in Rural India

October 30, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
In India, solar-power projects, often funded by microcredit institutions, are helping the country reduce carbon emissions and achieve its goal to double the contribution of...In India, solar-power projects, often funded by microcredit institutions, are helping the country reduce carbon emissions and achieve its goal to double the contribution of...
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Solar on Rooftops – Cost of Solar Power in India – Over Rs 15 per KWh

July 12, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Update, Sep 2012: Please note that this blog post was originally written way back in the dark ages - in Jul 2009 - though a...Update, Sep 2012: Please note that this blog post was originally written way back in the dark ages - in Jul 2009 - though a...
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Solar Energy Incident in the Country around 5 Trillion Kwh

January 15, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy
Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy said, the amount of solar energy incident over the land area of the country is around five...Minister of State for New and Renewable Energy said, the amount of solar energy incident over the land area of the country is around five...
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Solar Energy Centre @ Haryana, India

November 1, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy
Solar Energy Centre is the institute established in India with a view to encourage research in the field of solar technology as a viable alternate...Solar Energy Centre is the institute established in India with a view to encourage research in the field of solar technology as a viable alternate...
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Solar CSP in India – Latest Trends

June 24, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
Despite there being more than 10 different Solar CSP technology combinations in the market now, and more than 400MW installed capacity worldwide, India's role in...Despite there being more than 10 different Solar CSP technology combinations in the market now, and more than 400MW installed capacity worldwide, India's role in...
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Solar Cell Phones from Samsung, Others – Hit in Kenya, in India?

August 27, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
August 21, 2009Will Indians start using solar-powered cell phones in a big way?The solar phone is expected to be a great success in Kenya.That's because...August 21, 2009Will Indians start using solar-powered cell phones in a big way?The solar phone is expected to be a great success in Kenya.That's because...
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Skyshade – Using Sunlight Direct for Lighting

February 1, 2014

Climate Change, Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Green Buildings, Net Zero by Narsi, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
A recent article in Business Line about its product brought back to my memory Skyshade, an interesting Hyderabad-based company. Skyshade provides sustainable lighting solutions using...A recent article in Business Line about its product brought back to my memory Skyshade, an interesting Hyderabad-based company. Skyshade provides sustainable lighting solutions using...
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Rs 5.97 per kWh – Is this the Price of Solar Power?

January 30, 2013

Chennai, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy
As the TANGEDCO bids for 1000 MW (499 MW bid submitted) are unfolding, I get this rather difficult to believe number - Rs 5.97 per...As the TANGEDCO bids for 1000 MW (499 MW bid submitted) are unfolding, I get this rather difficult to believe number - Rs 5.97 per...
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Rs 15 vs. Rs 7.5 = Diesel vs. Solar

December 16, 2011

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...
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Replacing Diesel Gensets with Solar on Rooftops – Something Really Worth Exploring for Indian Industry

December 10, 2013

Climate Change, Corporate Leaders, Decarbonization, Diesel, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Rooftop Solar, Solar Energy
=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...=========================================== Are you looking to get energy security for your company through reduction in the use of diesel, furnace oil, LPG and costly grid power?...
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Off-Grid Solar for Rural India – Understanding the Market

December 24, 2011

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The rapid development and versatility of solar PV has provided the rural community with wide variety of choices, regardless of the capacity/size or location. Despite...The rapid development and versatility of solar PV has provided the rural community with wide variety of choices, regardless of the capacity/size or location. Despite...
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Off Grid Solar Opportunities Beyond Telecom Industry

December 17, 2011

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
For many people, off grid industry is all about roof top solar power and telecom industry applications. However, the industry is much beyond that. It...For many people, off grid industry is all about roof top solar power and telecom industry applications. However, the industry is much beyond that. It...
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Niche Opportunities for Startups and Entrepreneurs in Off-grid Solar PV

September 9, 2012

Innovations, Net Zero by Narsi, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
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...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...
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My Visit to NCPRE – National Centre for PV Research & Education, IIT Bombay

August 14, 2015

Colleges, Energy Education, Innovations, Mumbai, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I had been to NCPRE at IIT Bombay, about a month back. Had been intending to do this for almost a year, and finally did....I had been to NCPRE at IIT Bombay, about a month back. Had been intending to do this for almost a year, and finally did....
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Is Solar+Storage a Growth Unit for Tesla?

March 4, 2020

Batteries, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Net Zero by Narsi, Solar Energy
A recent news item from Bloomberg mentioned that financial analysts were rating Tesla higher for something beyond cars: Its solar power generation and energy storage (battery)...A recent news item from Bloomberg mentioned that financial analysts were rating Tesla higher for something beyond cars: Its solar power generation and energy storage (battery)...
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Is it a good idea to use high efficiency solar panels for your rooftop?

November 24, 2016

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Rooftop Solar, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
About two years back, for one of the rooftop solar consulting assignments that I did, the client, a small but highly profitable software company in...About two years back, for one of the rooftop solar consulting assignments that I did, the client, a small but highly profitable software company in...
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Innovate or Suffocate – Solar Industry’s Watershed Moment

August 1, 2015

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  (A more detailed version of this article was published on LinkedIn - see here for the article) There's a dark secret about the sunny solar...  (A more detailed version of this article was published on LinkedIn - see here for the article) There's a dark secret about the sunny solar...
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India’s Solar Sisters

June 14, 2010

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The Barefoot College, an Indian institution, embraces a novel and refreshing development ethos. Shunning the patriarchal mentality typical among organizations working with the rural poor,...The Barefoot College, an Indian institution, embraces a novel and refreshing development ethos. Shunning the patriarchal mentality typical among organizations working with the rural poor,...
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India’s Solar Ambitions – Is it Worth the Subsidy

July 30, 2009

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
India's grand designs for solar energy as a key contributor for the country's electricity definitely requires that the government provide hefty incentives and subsidies -...India's grand designs for solar energy as a key contributor for the country's electricity definitely requires that the government provide hefty incentives and subsidies -...
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India Solar Water Heaters – Domestic and Industrial – Status and Prospects

December 21, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
While the whole world - and India - is focussing on solar PV, the other solar counterpart, solar thermal, has enormous potential as a renewable...While the whole world - and India - is focussing on solar PV, the other solar counterpart, solar thermal, has enormous potential as a renewable...
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Here’s a suggestion to Amazon for its 10,000 EVs – Go solar

February 2, 2020

Corporate Leaders, Electric Cars, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Solar Energy
  This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector. A...  This post is a part of EV Next's EV Perspectives. EV Next, a division of EAI, is a leading market intelligence & strategic consulting firm for the Indian e-mobility sector. A...
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Germany’s Fraunhofer Institute to Assist Indian Solar Power Firms

November 13, 2009

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy
Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, one of the largest research centres in Germany, is in parleys with Indian companies to share its research and...Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems, one of the largest research centres in Germany, is in parleys with Indian companies to share its research and...
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Financing Solar Energy Schemes in Indian Villages

November 1, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
About seven out of every 10 households in rural India have no access to electricity. In 2003, a five-year effort was launched to help the...About seven out of every 10 households in rural India have no access to electricity. In 2003, a five-year effort was launched to help the...
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Do you think the world will be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050?

December 29, 2023

Net Zero by Narsi, Solar Energy
Do you think the world will be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050? You can see how people vote. Learn more Do you think...Do you think the world will be powered by 100% renewable energy by 2050? You can see how people vote. Learn more Do you think...
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Developing Countries Will Be Largest Solar Markets In future

November 1, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
That just 1 percent of the world’s solar power production has been installed in the developing world is a “scandal for our industry,” said Michael...That just 1 percent of the world’s solar power production has been installed in the developing world is a “scandal for our industry,” said Michael...
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Could solar power play a big role in the EVs ecosystem?

January 20, 2021

Batteries, Electric Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Energy Storage, Energy Storage, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic, Startups & Entrepreneurs
  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions, but that does not mean your trip on the...  This is a part of the EV Innovation Intelligence series Electric cars have no tailpipe emissions, but that does not mean your trip on the...
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China, India Have Big Solar Energy Ambitions

July 9, 2009

Government Officials, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy
A detailed article on how China and India are going out of their way to ensure that they ramp up power production from solar PV....A detailed article on how China and India are going out of their way to ensure that they ramp up power production from solar PV....
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Captive Solar PV Systems – L&T’s experience

March 19, 2011

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Rooftop Solar, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
It is a well known fact that India’s electricity generation is insufficient relative to the demand the country has. In 2009-10, India’s electricity deficit was...It is a well known fact that India’s electricity generation is insufficient relative to the demand the country has. In 2009-10, India’s electricity deficit was...
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