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World’s Largest Solar (Thermal) Kitchen is in Rajasthan!

October 24, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The world’s largest solar kitchen is powered by Scheffler’s reflector technology, and is situated in Rajasthan, India. The Scheffler system is so effective that this...The world’s largest solar kitchen is powered by Scheffler’s reflector technology, and is situated in Rajasthan, India. The Scheffler system is so effective that this...
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Workshop on Private Equity for Power Projects – Summary & Highlights

March 16, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I am providing a summary of the event I had participated last week at New Delhi. The event was called Private Equity for Power Projects...I am providing a summary of the event I had participated last week at New Delhi. The event was called Private Equity for Power Projects...
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Will This be the Decade of Natural Gas?

September 4, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Natural Gas, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I am being very conservative in wondering if this could be the decade of natural gas. There are folks who are wondering aloud if this...I am being very conservative in wondering if this could be the decade of natural gas. There are folks who are wondering aloud if this...
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Will RPO finally be enforced in India?

December 10, 2014

Electricity Generation and Transmission, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy
Yet again, we have heard about the government's seriousness about RPO (renewable purchase obligation). The only difference is that, this time it is by the NDA...Yet again, we have heard about the government's seriousness about RPO (renewable purchase obligation). The only difference is that, this time it is by the NDA...
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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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Why would someone pour oil down the ground?

December 30, 2023

Biofuels, Net Zero by Narsi
Why would someone pour oil down the ground? One would have thought this was batty if it were not for a San Francisco company actually...Why would someone pour oil down the ground? One would have thought this was batty if it were not for a San Francisco company actually...
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Why not a National Jatropha Mission?

September 4, 2010

Biodiesel, Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Hi all, It is obvious that there’s a huge thrust on renewables-based power in India, the National Solar Mission being the most high-profile example. Appreciated....Hi all, It is obvious that there’s a huge thrust on renewables-based power in India, the National Solar Mission being the most high-profile example. Appreciated....
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When a Coal Company Starts Considering Solar…

August 22, 2015

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
Sure, we should not read too much into it when a coal mining entity such as Neyveli Lignite Corp is considering setting up 600 MW of...Sure, we should not read too much into it when a coal mining entity such as Neyveli Lignite Corp is considering setting up 600 MW of...
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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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What are the Indian oil & gas companies doing for decarbonization?

May 3, 2023

Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Digital for Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Government Officials, Oil & Gas, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized
Isn’t asking Big Oil companies to decarbonize similar to asking cigarette companies to promote healthy living? Aren’t Big Oil & decarbonization opposites? Yes and No....Isn’t asking Big Oil companies to decarbonize similar to asking cigarette companies to promote healthy living? Aren’t Big Oil & decarbonization opposites? Yes and No....
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Village power = decentralised power. Isn’t that a no-brainer?

July 3, 2011

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I recently read a post from the excellent Panchabuta blog about the government's sudden realisation that in order for the thousands of Indian villages to...I recently read a post from the excellent Panchabuta blog about the government's sudden realisation that in order for the thousands of Indian villages to...
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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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Unique Drivers for Renewable Power in India

May 19, 2011

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Growth of renewable power in India needs unique drivers for its ever-growing energy needs. The expansion of the overall energy demand-supply gap due to the...Growth of renewable power in India needs unique drivers for its ever-growing energy needs. The expansion of the overall energy demand-supply gap due to the...
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The unspoken biofuel

January 3, 2024

Biofuels, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized
The unspoken biofuel If you are following the Indian renewables scenario, you would have doubtless come across repeated news about the success of ethanol blending...The unspoken biofuel If you are following the Indian renewables scenario, you would have doubtless come across repeated news about the success of ethanol blending...
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The SAF Opportunity for India – being a key supply chain for sustainable aviation fuels

May 14, 2023

Aviation & Airlines, Bio Energy, Biofuels, Biofuels, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi
The airline sector is a rather interesting one when it comes to decarbonization.Unlike most others their decarbonization choices are very limited.In fact, right now, there...The airline sector is a rather interesting one when it comes to decarbonization.Unlike most others their decarbonization choices are very limited.In fact, right now, there...
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The Promise and Pitfalls of Jatropha curcas

November 23, 2009

Agriculture and Forestry, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Low Carbon Food & Agri, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
High hopes and initial enthusiasm gradually gave way to a sobering reality: that finding a viable replacement for oil in the modern economy is an...High hopes and initial enthusiasm gradually gave way to a sobering reality: that finding a viable replacement for oil in the modern economy is an...
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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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TERI, India’s Sustainability and Green Education Pioneer

December 6, 2009

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
When Yale University decided to establish its new Climate and Energy Institute in March the choice of Rajendra K. Pachauri to head it came as...When Yale University decided to establish its new Climate and Energy Institute in March the choice of Rajendra K. Pachauri to head it came as...
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Telecom towers in India are huge consumers of energy

September 15, 2009

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
With about 2.5 lakh towers powering mobile services to over 400 million subscribers, the telecom industry is now the second largest consumer of energy in...With about 2.5 lakh towers powering mobile services to over 400 million subscribers, the telecom industry is now the second largest consumer of energy in...
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Tata Says Coal Projects Impossible to Develop, Favors Renewable Energy Projects

August 9, 2012

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Something that we all have been waiting for is beginning to happen. Sheikh Zaki Yamani, one of the most famous Middle East officials Saudi Arabian...Something that we all have been waiting for is beginning to happen. Sheikh Zaki Yamani, one of the most famous Middle East officials Saudi Arabian...
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Tamil Nadu’s Biomass Power Plans – Energy Plantations is the Answer?

January 20, 2012

Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Power, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Biomass is one of the renewable energy domains in which Tamil Nadu could have significant potential for progress in future. Estimates suggest only about 10%...Biomass is one of the renewable energy domains in which Tamil Nadu could have significant potential for progress in future. Estimates suggest only about 10%...
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Tale of Two Energy Dictates

September 4, 2010

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Two news items caught my attention, both related to "mandating" renewable sources of energy. Like most who populate the libertarian society we live in, I...Two news items caught my attention, both related to "mandating" renewable sources of energy. Like most who populate the libertarian society we live in, I...
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Syngas, A Way to Tap India’s Hidden Coal Reserves

November 3, 2009

Biofuels, CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
Syngas or gasified coal is potentially a rich source of clean energy which the world is yet to fully upgrade the technology for. A lot...Syngas or gasified coal is potentially a rich source of clean energy which the world is yet to fully upgrade the technology for. A lot...
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Sugar Mills: India’s Best Potential Sources of Renewable Energy

July 6, 2009

Biomass for Heating & Power, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Waste Management
New Delhi-based NGO Centre for Science and Environment recently released a study which shows that sugar mills and windmills both produce about 2 GW of...New Delhi-based NGO Centre for Science and Environment recently released a study which shows that sugar mills and windmills both produce about 2 GW of...
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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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Strategy to Validate Biomass Supply Chain in India and Identify Reliable Suppliers

August 1, 2014

Bio Energy, Biomass for Heating & Power, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized
You could say that the last one year had been a biomass energy year for me. While the solar sector is where one would have...You could say that the last one year had been a biomass energy year for me. While the solar sector is where one would have...
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Solverminds – A Chennai Software Company Showing the Way for Sustainable Corporates

March 7, 2014

Chennai, Corporate Carbon Management, Corporate Leaders, Corporate Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
  This blog post is about what a software company with a conscience has managed to accomplish in the context of sustainability. Sustainability is not...  This blog post is about what a software company with a conscience has managed to accomplish in the context of sustainability. Sustainability is not...
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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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Smart Grids Inching Closer to Reality in India

January 11, 2012

Digital for Decarbonization, Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Smart Grid
The Power Ministry of India had recently announced that discussions are in the final stages for the setting up of 8 smart grid projects in...The Power Ministry of India had recently announced that discussions are in the final stages for the setting up of 8 smart grid projects in...
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Small Wind Turbines, Especially VAWTs Look Cool, But Don’t Have Cool Paybacks!

August 11, 2012

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Wind Energy
Even as they become more common, small-scale wind turbines remain a source of dispute in the renewable energy community, says this article. And I completely...Even as they become more common, small-scale wind turbines remain a source of dispute in the renewable energy community, says this article. And I completely...
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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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Role of NTPC in the National Solar Mission

June 21, 2010

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its new solar mission road map has converged state tariffs with central tariff for solar power....The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), in its new solar mission road map has converged state tariffs with central tariff for solar 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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Renewable Energy Opportunities for Indian Entrepreneurs

June 28, 2010

CO3, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The last one week was quite fascinating for me - I had six different meetings, each with entrepreneurs/businessmen from diverse sectors, but all having a...The last one week was quite fascinating for me - I had six different meetings, each with entrepreneurs/businessmen from diverse sectors, but all having a...
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Renewable Energy Investments in India Not Growing Fast Enough

September 25, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The renewable energy sector in India attracted investments worth $4.1 billion in 2008, up by 12% over the previous year, according to UNEP’s Global Trends...The renewable energy sector in India attracted investments worth $4.1 billion in 2008, up by 12% over the previous year, according to UNEP’s Global Trends...
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Renewable Energy @ Tirumala

May 26, 2009

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
You would hardly call me a religious chap, but even an agnostic like me has to visit the Tirumala temple at Tirupathi - well, there...You would hardly call me a religious chap, but even an agnostic like me has to visit the Tirumala temple at Tirupathi - well, there...
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Remote Indian Tribal Villages to Have Biogas Plants Soon

November 1, 2009

Biogas & CBG, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Biogas plants will be set up on the demand of families in three thousand tribal-dominated villages in Madhya Pradesh. So far, 2000 bio gas plants...Biogas plants will be set up on the demand of families in three thousand tribal-dominated villages in Madhya Pradesh. So far, 2000 bio gas plants...
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Rabi Rashmi Abasan – India’s First Green Housing Project

November 1, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
An example of future forward thinking is Rabi Rashmi Abasan, India’s first completely green housing project. This sounds very interesting indeed. Read on, and let's...An example of future forward thinking is Rabi Rashmi Abasan, India’s first completely green housing project. This sounds very interesting indeed. Read on, and let's...
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Primary Routes for Power from Biomass

May 19, 2011

Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Power, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The three primary routes for biomass to power are: Combustion, Gasification and Anaerobic Digestion. Combustion is easy to understand – instead of using coal or...The three primary routes for biomass to power are: Combustion, Gasification and Anaerobic Digestion. Combustion is easy to understand – instead of using coal or...
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PE Perspectives for Investment in Clean Technology

March 19, 2011

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
There is a significant amount of interest among PEs for investments in both traditional and renewable energy. PEs – not surprisingly – are not very...There is a significant amount of interest among PEs for investments in both traditional and renewable energy. PEs – not surprisingly – are not very...
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Offshore Wind to Blow in India Soon? Hey, Hold Your Bets!

September 13, 2015

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Offshore Wind, Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Ever since I started my journey in the Indian renewable energy sector 8 years back, I have been hearing central and state governments blowing hot...Ever since I started my journey in the Indian renewable energy sector 8 years back, I have been hearing central and state governments blowing hot...
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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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Niche Cleantech, Renewable Energy Opportunities for VCs/PEs in India

October 15, 2010

Energy Efficiency, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
VCs and PEs would love to invest in companies that are unique in what they provide; but it is very difficult to identify such companies,...VCs and PEs would love to invest in companies that are unique in what they provide; but it is very difficult to identify such companies,...
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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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My Visit to a Wind Farm…

November 28, 2010

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
About a week back, I had gone to Coimbatore to present a brief lecture on green IT, at the VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering, on...About a week back, I had gone to Coimbatore to present a brief lecture on green IT, at the VLB Janakiammal College of Engineering, on...
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Low CER prices change the Indian CDM industry dynamics

July 30, 2009

Climate Change, Decarbonization, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Uncategorized
The recession and falling prices of U.N.-backed carbon credits are changing the way carbon deals are structured in India, one of the largest sources for...The recession and falling prices of U.N.-backed carbon credits are changing the way carbon deals are structured in India, one of the largest sources for...
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Looking for Investors – Attractive Biomass Pellet Project in North India

August 24, 2016

Bio Energy, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, New Delhi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Sub: Attractive Biomass Pelleting Business Looking for Equity Investors Introduction to India's Largest Biomass Pelleting Plant Recently, I had the opportunity to meet an interesting...Sub: Attractive Biomass Pelleting Business Looking for Equity Investors Introduction to India's Largest Biomass Pelleting Plant Recently, I had the opportunity to meet an interesting...
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LaBL Partners in Technology (LaBL-PaT) to Illuminate Millions of Lives in India

September 25, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) - this is what India needs at this moment, with thousands of villages having no access to electricity.TERI has already...Lighting a Billion Lives (LaBL) - this is what India needs at this moment, with thousands of villages having no access to electricity.TERI has already...
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Jatropha Seed Prices in India – What Exactly is the Number?

December 26, 2009

Biofuels, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I have mentioned in an earlier blog post that you will find it hard to get an authentic quote for Jatropha oil in India.An equally...I have mentioned in an earlier blog post that you will find it hard to get an authentic quote for Jatropha oil in India.An equally...
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Jatropha Needs As Much Water as Any Other Energy Crop?

July 6, 2009

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Here's another article that questions the hype about Jatropha needing little inputs for growth.A comprehensive new analysis of water use in biofuel crop production finds...Here's another article that questions the hype about Jatropha needing little inputs for growth.A comprehensive new analysis of water use in biofuel crop production finds...
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Jatropha Gold Rush – Perhaps More Thought Required?

May 16, 2009

Biofuels, Biofuels, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
It's becoming fairly clear to many that jatropha is not the magical biofuel crop that it was hyped to be. To be fair to the...It's becoming fairly clear to many that jatropha is not the magical biofuel crop that it was hyped to be. To be fair to the...
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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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IREDA – Kfw Tie Up For Biomass Power Generation

November 2, 2009

Financial Investors, Renewable Energy
Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd has joined hands with a German development bank, KfW, so that the generation of power from biomass can be...Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd has joined hands with a German development bank, KfW, so that the generation of power from biomass can be...
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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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Industrial Purchases at IEX, PXIL Increasing

June 27, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Industrial consumers now account for almost a third of the about 40 million units of electricity traded daily on the IEX, the country's largest power...Industrial consumers now account for almost a third of the about 40 million units of electricity traded daily on the IEX, the country's largest power...
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Indian wind energy capacity additions on declining trend

June 16, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
After reaching a peak growth of 1742 MW during 2006-07, the annual capacity additions of wind power in India have been declining in the last...After reaching a peak growth of 1742 MW during 2006-07, the annual capacity additions of wind power in India have been declining in the last...
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Indian Wind Energy – Suggestions and Recommedations

August 31, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The Indian wind power industry, having grown five fold in the last four years, may lose the wind behind its sails unless the government steps...The Indian wind power industry, having grown five fold in the last four years, may lose the wind behind its sails unless the government steps...
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Indian Telecom Companies Experimenting with Solar, Wind, Biofuels

November 13, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Flexibility to use in off-grid areas, and potential to carry equipment higher than a cell tower attracts telcos to high altitude wind solutionSeveral telcos in...Flexibility to use in off-grid areas, and potential to carry equipment higher than a cell tower attracts telcos to high altitude wind solutionSeveral telcos in...
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Indian Sugar Mills Generate as much ‘Green’ Energy as Windmills

November 3, 2009

Biomass for Heating & Power, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Sugar mills in India produce 2,000 megawatt of biomass-based energy every year, as much as windmills produce, and at half the cost, a new study...Sugar mills in India produce 2,000 megawatt of biomass-based energy every year, as much as windmills produce, and at half the cost, a new study...
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Indian Railways Could be Powered by CNG Soon

November 1, 2009

Biogas & CBG, Government Officials, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Worried by the rising fuel bill, Indian Railways has now started attempts to convert the conventional diesel engine into a dual fuel engine using Compressed...Worried by the rising fuel bill, Indian Railways has now started attempts to convert the conventional diesel engine into a dual fuel engine using Compressed...
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Indian Petroleum Minister Pushes Ethanol, Petrol Blend

November 23, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The Indian petroleum minister Murli Deora recently convened a meeting with fuel retailers and sugar millers for seeking their support in its ethanol-blending policy. The...The Indian petroleum minister Murli Deora recently convened a meeting with fuel retailers and sugar millers for seeking their support in its ethanol-blending policy. The...
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Indian Paper Mills Can Convert Waste into Energy

November 1, 2009

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The Indian Agro Recycled Paper Mills Association (IARPMA), New Delhi, under the aegis of the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), government of India,...The Indian Agro Recycled Paper Mills Association (IARPMA), New Delhi, under the aegis of the ministry of new and renewable energy (MNRE), government of India,...
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Indian Biodiesel Industry in Trouble as Imports Get Boost

July 18, 2009

Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Indian Finance Minister plans to reduce customs duty on biodiesel imports, but leaders of domestic industry say the government still must increase the allowable blend...Indian Finance Minister plans to reduce customs duty on biodiesel imports, but leaders of domestic industry say the government still must increase the allowable blend...
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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 First Center for Bioscience Energy to Increase Biomass Yield

July 6, 2009

Biofuels, Biofuels, Biogas & CBG, Biomass for Heating & Power, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
June 2, 2009India opens its first DBT-ICT Center for Bioscience Energy to develop technologies that will increase biomass yield per hectare and produce both gas...June 2, 2009India opens its first DBT-ICT Center for Bioscience Energy to develop technologies that will increase biomass yield per hectare and produce both gas...
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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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India Offshore Wind – Status, Trends, Potential

April 21, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
While I was at Singapore last week at the Renewable Energy Finance meet, Rex Reksniss of RECharge asked me about trends in offshore wind exploitation...While I was at Singapore last week at the Renewable Energy Finance meet, Rex Reksniss of RECharge asked me about trends in offshore wind exploitation...
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India has about 10000 MW Installed capacity for Wind Energy

May 6, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Now, this is certainly not bad. India has about 10,000 MW installed capacity for wind energy. This is more than 5% of India's total installed...Now, this is certainly not bad. India has about 10,000 MW installed capacity for wind energy. This is more than 5% of India's total installed...
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India Could Consume 33% of World’s Energy by 2050!

March 25, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
In 2009, India consumed about 5% of world energy; However, by 2050, it is estimated that India could consume about one third (33%) of total...In 2009, India consumed about 5% of world energy; However, by 2050, it is estimated that India could consume about one third (33%) of total...
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India Biodiesel Potential and Market Size

December 26, 2009

Biofuels, CO3, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The biodiesel industry in India is at a crossroads.On the one hand, the government of India regularly comes up with policies and "mandates" that are...The biodiesel industry in India is at a crossroads.On the one hand, the government of India regularly comes up with policies and "mandates" that are...
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India Allows 100% FDI in Renewable Energy

December 15, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The government allows 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the renewable energy sector and has put in place a conducive policy to attract...The government allows 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in the renewable energy sector and has put in place a conducive policy to attract...
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How Wind Forecasting Saves Tamil Nadu Crores of Rupees

August 22, 2015

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Onshore Wind, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
In some small ways, future is already being played out in Tamil Nadu in the context of renewable energy. It is well known that TN...In some small ways, future is already being played out in Tamil Nadu in the context of renewable energy. It is well known that TN...
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How Much Could Wind Power Output Fluctuate?

October 31, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
It was interesting for me to read an article about the woes that the state of TN was having with its power deficit; well, which...It was interesting for me to read an article about the woes that the state of TN was having with its power deficit; well, which...
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How can renewable energy really become disruptive?

April 2, 2010

Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
The following was the article I included in the recently dispatched newsletter. Thought I'd include it in the blog as well. How can renewable energy...The following was the article I included in the recently dispatched newsletter. Thought I'd include it in the blog as well. How can renewable energy...
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How Biogas-based Power Generation is Picking up Pace in India

September 17, 2012

Biogas, Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Power, Bottom of Pyramid, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy Communities, Rural Sector, Waste to 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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High Crude Prices Bring Ethanol Factories to Life

November 29, 2009

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
After remaining shut for two years, ethanol factories in the country are readying to whir again. With crude prices spiking again to $80 per barrel...After remaining shut for two years, ethanol factories in the country are readying to whir again. With crude prices spiking again to $80 per barrel...
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Here’s some CO2, can you make it into diesel please?

December 30, 2023

Biofuels, CO3, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Here's some CO2, can you make it into diesel please? If you had never heard of the term Fischer Tropsch, you belong to the vast...Here's some CO2, can you make it into diesel please? If you had never heard of the term Fischer Tropsch, you belong to the vast...
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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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Green Jobs in Indian Corporate Corridor

November 7, 2009

Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Companies with an urge to be politically correct and responsible are spawning a new breed of managers to spearhead their green initiatives. As a result,...Companies with an urge to be politically correct and responsible are spawning a new breed of managers to spearhead their green initiatives. As a result,...
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Green Hydrogen Ladder

April 3, 2024

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Green Hydrogen, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 I had been posting last couple of days on the characteristics and challenges with the...𝘞𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘥𝘦𝘱𝘦𝘯𝘥𝘴 𝒂𝒍𝒔𝒐 𝘰𝘯 𝘸𝘩𝘢𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘱𝘦𝘵𝘪𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘴 𝘢𝘳𝘦 I had been posting last couple of days on the characteristics and challenges with the...
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Govt Banks on Volumes to Bring Down Solar Power Costs

August 26, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Aug. 9Driven by volume production, solar power generation costs could break the viability barrier.According to latest estimates firmed up by the Ministry of New and...Aug. 9Driven by volume production, solar power generation costs could break the viability barrier.According to latest estimates firmed up by the Ministry of New and...
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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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Exit Strategies for Investors in Indian Renewable Energy Sector

June 28, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
The renewable energy sector might be an exciting sector in terms of the scale of opportunities available and its disruptive nature, but from an investor...The renewable energy sector might be an exciting sector in terms of the scale of opportunities available and its disruptive nature, but from an investor...
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Emerging Bio-economy Opportunities in India

January 3, 2024

Biofuels, Biogas & CBG, Biomass for Heating & Power, CO3, Emerging Cleantech Areas, Net Zero by Narsi, Uncategorized
Emerging Bio-economy Opportunities in India As India moves towards its Net Zero goal, most discussions are around solar power and electric vehicles. Without a doubt,...Emerging Bio-economy Opportunities in India As India moves towards its Net Zero goal, most discussions are around solar power and electric vehicles. Without a doubt,...
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EAI Presentation @ Renewable Energy Finance – Singapore

September 4, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar at Singapore a few months back. As many folks...I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar at Singapore a few months back. As many folks...
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EAI Presentation @ Renewable Energy Finance – Singapore

April 16, 2010

Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar organized by IBC Asia at Singapore earlier this week....I had the opportunity to be a speaker at the Renewable Energy Finance conference and seminar organized by IBC Asia at Singapore earlier this week....
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Don’t Biofuels Merit Equal Priority in India with Renewable Energy?

June 20, 2010

Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Going by the news items, it is obvious that there's a huge thrust on renewables-based power in India, the National Solar Mission being the most...Going by the news items, it is obvious that there's a huge thrust on renewables-based power in India, the National Solar Mission being the most...
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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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Diversifying Renewable Energy in India: Opportunities in Biomass, Biofuels, and Solar Thermal

April 12, 2024

Biomass, By Decarbonization Domain, CO3, Renewable Energy, Renewable Energy, Solar Thermal, Startups & Entrepreneurs, Videos
India has made significant strides in renewable energy in recent years, particularly in solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind sectors. However, a vast potential in... India has made significant strides in renewable energy in recent years, particularly in solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind sectors. However, a vast potential in...
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Diesel to solar – Solar PV an ideal solution for Industrial Rooftops in India

November 23, 2013

Corporate Leaders, Diesel, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Rooftop Solar
=========================================== 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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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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Creating Climate Wealth by Jigar Shah – Book Review

February 15, 2014

CO3, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
I had been wanting to read Jigar Shah's book Creating Climate Wealth for a while now. Jigar Shah is the founder of SunEdison, which pioneered...I had been wanting to read Jigar Shah's book Creating Climate Wealth for a while now. Jigar Shah is the founder of SunEdison, which pioneered...
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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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Coal to Liquid Plans Affected by Lower Crude Prices

January 14, 2009

Coal, Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
India imports 78% of its fuel needs and its integrated energy policy sees CTL technology as an option. India is worried that the financial slowdown...India imports 78% of its fuel needs and its integrated energy policy sees CTL technology as an option. India is worried that the financial slowdown...
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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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CERC Presses Green Pedal on T&D

November 6, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Amid the ongoing debate over the climate change and its impact on India especially in the power sector, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has...Amid the ongoing debate over the climate change and its impact on India especially in the power sector, the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has...
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Cellulosic Ethanol in India – Status and Trends

September 12, 2010

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Those of you who have been following the biofuels industry world over will know that ethanol derived from cellulosic sources are expected to be the...Those of you who have been following the biofuels industry world over will know that ethanol derived from cellulosic sources are expected to be the...
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CCUS + CBG = Carbon capture + biofuels = net negative carbon footprint?

December 29, 2023

Biofuels, Biogas & CBG, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
CCUS + CBG = Carbon capture + biofuels = net negative carbon footprint? Read about a partnership between Carbon Clean and Veolia in India for...CCUS + CBG = Carbon capture + biofuels = net negative carbon footprint? Read about a partnership between Carbon Clean and Veolia in India for...
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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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Capital Costs for Starch and Cellulosic Ethanol for Fuel Plants in India

December 26, 2009

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the capital costs for setting up ethanol to fuel plants?The answer to this question depends on whether you are looking at deriving ethanol...What are the capital costs for setting up ethanol to fuel plants?The answer to this question depends on whether you are looking at deriving ethanol...
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Capital Costs for Biodiesel Plants in India – For Standalone and Integrated Plants

December 26, 2009

Biodiesel, Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
What are the capital costs for setting up a biodiesel plant in India? The answer depends on whether you are setting up an integrated biodiesel...What are the capital costs for setting up a biodiesel plant in India? The answer depends on whether you are setting up an integrated biodiesel...
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Can Indian Discoms Afford Solar?

August 22, 2015

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Solar Energy, Solar Photovoltaic
In all the din of 100 GW, one crucial question does not get asked. Who is gonna pay for solar? Now, this is a somewhat...In all the din of 100 GW, one crucial question does not get asked. Who is gonna pay for solar? Now, this is a somewhat...
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Brazil Battles Problems in Jatropha as Biodiesel Feedstock

November 3, 2009

Biofuels, Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Like other countries which are experimenting on it, Brazil is similarly encountering snags in the cultivation of jatropha as potential feedstock for biodiesel.This country, which...Like other countries which are experimenting on it, Brazil is similarly encountering snags in the cultivation of jatropha as potential feedstock for biodiesel.This country, which...
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Biomethanation in India – Biogas Potential, Trends and Prospects

December 26, 2009

Biogas & CBG, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Startups & Entrepreneurs
Biogas is primarily methane that is generated from an anaerobic digestion of organic wastes by microorganisms. It is a relatively simple and economical method to...Biogas is primarily methane that is generated from an anaerobic digestion of organic wastes by microorganisms. It is a relatively simple and economical method to...
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Biomass Gasification in India to Generate Lakhs of Jobs

April 28, 2009

Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Gasification, Biomass Power, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Emerging green economy in the country may see creation of nine lakh jobs in India by 2025, a top government official said."India could generate nine...Emerging green economy in the country may see creation of nine lakh jobs in India by 2025, a top government official said."India could generate nine...
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Biomass Energy for Rural India Project (BERI)

July 12, 2009

Biomass for Heating & Power, Government Officials, Renewable Energy
Biomass Energy for Rural India (BERI) project, sponsored by GEF-UNDP, ICEF, Government of India and Karnataka state government, is being implemented to demonstrate the local...Biomass Energy for Rural India (BERI) project, sponsored by GEF-UNDP, ICEF, Government of India and Karnataka state government, is being implemented to demonstrate the local...
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Biofuels Have a Limited Role in India – Jairam Ramesh

November 29, 2009

Biofuels, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
Minister for Environment Jairam Ramesh while speaking at the Environment Friendly Vehicles Conference in New Delhi said that bio-fuels have a limited role in India...Minister for Environment Jairam Ramesh while speaking at the Environment Friendly Vehicles Conference in New Delhi said that bio-fuels have a limited role in India...
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Biodiesel used in coal ship for Tata Steel for Scope 3 emissions reduction

May 13, 2024

Biofuels, Biofuels, Corporate Leaders, Marine Transport, Net Zero by Narsi
Here is an example of how intricate and at the same time challenging is the process of industrial decarbonization. Here is a news item on...Here is an example of how intricate and at the same time challenging is the process of industrial decarbonization. Here is a news item on...
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Backing Down Wind Mills in Tamil Nadu – There are two sides to every coin

August 26, 2015

Chennai, Coal, Electricity Generation and Transmission, Financial Investors, Gas, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Onshore Wind, Policies and Regulations, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Read an interesting article in The Economic Times today how there is a tussle between wind power generators and private conventional power generators, with TANGEDCO...Read an interesting article in The Economic Times today how there is a tussle between wind power generators and private conventional power generators, with TANGEDCO...
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All State Power Utilities to Purchase Minimum 5% Renewable Energy

July 6, 2009

Government Officials, Renewable Energy
The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) addressed that all power state utilities in the country will have to buy at minimum five percent of their...The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) addressed that all power state utilities in the country will have to buy at minimum five percent of their...
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Algae fuels – the holy grail of biofuels

November 23, 2013

Biofuels, Biofuels, Financial Investors, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Researchers
For those of us who had been looking at the biofuel industry for almost a decade, algae appeared (and still does) like the knight in...For those of us who had been looking at the biofuel industry for almost a decade, algae appeared (and still does) like the knight in...
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A Million Green Jobs in India? Sounds Great, for Many Reasons

October 2, 2010

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
"About one million green jobs will open up in India over next two years" read a recent news item from The Economic Times. A million..."About one million green jobs will open up in India over next two years" read a recent news item from The Economic Times. A million...
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A 900 MW Power Plant Running on Biomass? It Could be a Reality in Five Years!

August 6, 2012

Biomass for Heating & Power, Biomass Power, Corporate Leaders, Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
I thought I was never going to see the day when a large power plant would run entirely on biomass. You can understand my pessimism...I thought I was never going to see the day when a large power plant would run entirely on biomass. You can understand my pessimism...
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86 % rural Indians use dung cakes, firewood

January 3, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
About 86 percent of India’s rural households still use dung cakes and firewood as fuel, a senior government official has said here. “More than 85...About 86 percent of India’s rural households still use dung cakes and firewood as fuel, a senior government official has said here. “More than 85...
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80,000 unelectrified villages in India

January 9, 2009

Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy
India has about 80,000 unelectrified villages. And the government would like to get all of them electrified by 2012. Just imagine the opportunity for any...India has about 80,000 unelectrified villages. And the government would like to get all of them electrified by 2012. Just imagine the opportunity for any...
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300 GW – India’s Onshore Wind Power Potential. Aha, finally.

September 13, 2015

Financial Investors, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Onshore Wind, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Until a few years back, when someone asked me about the total potential of India's wind power, I had to give two answers: One was...Until a few years back, when someone asked me about the total potential of India's wind power, I had to give two answers: One was...
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2008 to 2023 – how aviation biofuels just did not fly

April 3, 2024

Biofuels, Financial Investors, Low Carbon Mobility, Net Zero by Narsi, Startups & Entrepreneurs
When I founded EAI in 2008, one of the real inspirations was biofuels - especially aviation biofuels (as I had earlier worked in the travel...When I founded EAI in 2008, one of the real inspirations was biofuels - especially aviation biofuels (as I had earlier worked in the travel...
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2000 GW – Is this India’s Wind Power Potential?

August 6, 2012

Corporate Leaders, Government Officials, Net Zero by Narsi, Renewable Energy, Wind Energy
Those were the days when we used to quote 45,000 MW as the total potential for wind power in India. And then came many industry...Those were the days when we used to quote 45,000 MW as the total potential for wind power in India. And then came many industry...
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