News and Media

November 2011

A company operating a biomass gasification power plant should have a firm grip on the price of feedstock, says Narasimhan Santhanam, as he takes a look at other aspects such as the market, trends, potential, and central and state government incentives in this article on biomass gasification in Power Today magazine.

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October 2011

Narasimhan Santhanam, Director of EAI, describes the potential and challenges in India's wind energy sector in the latest edition of MNRE's renewable energy magazine Akshay Urja.

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October 2011

EAI's Principal Consultant, Madhavan Nampoothiri writes about the attractiveness of India's solar power sector for investors in Business Line newspaper.

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27, September 2011

EAI's insights from the India Renewable Energy Guide quoted by Wall Street Journal in its article on Goldman Sachs’ investment in India's wind energy sector.

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25, August 2011

Mr. Madhavan Nampoothiri was quoted by Bloomberg in an article titled ‘India Revamps Solar Auction Rules; First Solar May Benefit’ on the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission second batch project selection guidelines released by MNRE.

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August 2011

Outlook Money, India’s leading personal finance magazine has published an article on investing in green and clean technologies in its August 10, 2011 edition. The magazine’s special correspondent Anagh Pal hails cleantech sector as highly potential area in the post recession economy and encourages entrepreneurs and investors to start looking at the avenues it offers.

Mr. Madhavan Nampoothiri, Senior Consultant at EAI, shares his views on the funding scenario in the cleantech sector and about the impact of recession on the mindset of investors, for the article.

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April 2011

Mr. Madhavan Nampoothiri had contributed an article to the Power Watch India's 1st anniversary issue of their magazine ( The article titled "India's Renewable" was published in the "Green Ahead" section of the April issue. Mr. Madhavan has provided a very detailed review of the progress of the renewable energy industry in 2010. In addition, he throws light on the prospect of the industry for the present year.

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February 2011

Mr. Madhavan Nampoothiri along with Mr. Prashant Baptist had contributed an article to the Power Watch India magazine ( The article titled "Biomass Power Generation in India" was published in the "Green Ahead" section of the February issue. The article was an eye opener for those who are eager to know about biomass power and dealt with every aspect of biomass. The article can be found below:

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January 2011

The January Issue of Power Watch India ( had published an article on wind energy by Mr. Narasimhan Santhanam, the Director of EAI titled “Increasing India's Wind Energy Footprint.” The article was published in their "Expert Speak" section. Narsi had mainly discussed about India’s role in the wind energy sector. He also threw some light upon the challenges the industry faces and suggestions to overcome the same. The article is attached here. Have a read!

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11, January 2011 – Mr. Narasimhan Santhanam quoted in WSJ

Mr. Narasimhan Santhanam was quoted in an article titled "India Solar Program Passes Milestone but Hurdles Remain" that was published in the Wall Street Journal on 11th January 2011. The article focuses on the advancement and hurdles of the solar industry in India.

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October 2010 – ET Now

In an interview to the English news channel ET NOW, some of the prominent names of the Indian renewable energy industry shared their thoughts on why wind power was losing its speed in the alternative energy sector. Mr. Narasimhan Santhanam, Director, Energy Alternatives India [EAI] explained on how the Wind farms were initially set up in areas where there were no land acquisition problems and in the coastal region of the state. The other interviewees were Mr. Shivaram, vice-chairman & CEO, Orient Green Power, Mr. Banmali Agarwala, ED, Strategy and Business Development, TATA Power, Mr. Sunil Jain, COO, Green Infra, Mr. Tulsi Tanti, CMD, Suzlon Energy, Mr. Sean Sutton, President, Vestas Asia Pacific, Mr. Narayan Kumar, Business Head, WinWind India and Mr. Suresh Prabhu, Chairman, Council for Energy, Environment and Water.

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