Category: Solar

January 27, 2014

In 2013, India saw a sun powered PV limit expansion of 905 MW. At the close of 2013, India’s aggregate introduced limit remained at 2,123 MW. The principal quarter of 2013 saw the biggest limit expansion for the year at 408 MW. This was generally determined by the due date for charging of the National Solar Mission (NSM) ventures. The establishment limits for the last 75% of 2013 were curbed and all in all determined by a few undertakings that surfaced under the Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka arrangements plus various little Renewable Energy Certificate (REC) driven activities. Limit augmentations in each of the last seventy five per cent additionally remained reach bound under 200 MW.

Within this range bound capacity addition, there has been a general uptrend in ground mounted projects driven by parity and being set up for multi-party captive consumption or third-party sale of power. These projects are generally being set up as ‘solar parks’ that are driven by engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies and/or project developers who bring investors and power consumers on board. In most cases, to be able to avail taxation benefits, the power consumers are also the investors.

State level allocations in Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Punjab and Uttar Pradesh a

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January 27, 2014

The recent study has made a path breaking discovery of storing solar energy even in the absence of Sun during night. The discovery has devised a system by which the Suns energy is stored not as power but as hydrogen fuel for future use of powering other devices in the absence of Sun.

“So called ‘solar fuels’ like hydrogen offer a solution to how to store energy for night-time use by taking a cue from natural photosynthesis,” said Tom Meyer, Arey distinguished professor of chemistry at the energy frontier research centre at University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

“Our findings may provide a last major piece of a puzzle for a new way to store the sun’s energy – it could be a tipping point for a solar energy future,” added Meyer.

The discovery has paved the way for a new process called dye-sensitised photoelectrosynthesis cell (DSPEC). The Hydrogen is produced by splitting water into its components using solar energy. The Hydrogen fuel thus obtained after the split is isolated and stored. The oxygen is released into the atmosphere as a by-product. The system devised by Meyer made use of a molecule and a Nano particle. The molecule absorbed solar energy and infused the catalyst to break the electrons in water molecule. The Nano particle

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January 27, 2014

The Indian economy is power hungry and hence diverting to sources like solar energy. The Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has stressed the need of increasing the share of solar energy in Indian energy mix and wants solar energy to take the centre stage. The Government is executing huge Solar energy projects mainly using cheap chinese technology to reduce once sky rocketing prices to competitive levels. India has managed to increase its solar power producing capacity from meagre 17.8 megawatts to more than 2,000 MW since 2010.

Key to the progress has been a rapid fall in the cost per unit of solar electricity to close to what is known as “grid parity” — the cost of conventional electricity generated by carbon-gas emitting coal.

“The world is watching the ability of Indian entrepreneurs to achieve grid parity for solar energy,” India’s World Bank country director Onno Ruhl said recently.

“India has the potential to be a world leader” and a showpiece for efforts to address climate change, he told an energy seminar in late December.

The drive to harness the sun’s power began in earnest with the 2010 creation of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission by the current left-leaning government led by the Congres

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January 22, 2014

The recent study has made a path breaking discovery of storing solar energy even in the absence of Sun during night. The discovery has devised a system by which the Suns energy is stored not as power but as hydrogen fuel for future use of powering other devices in the absence of Sun.

“So called ‘solar fuels’ like hydrogen offer a solution to how to store energy for night-time use by taking a cue from natural photosynthesis,” said Tom Meyer, Arey distinguished professor of chemistry at the energy frontier research centre at University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill.

“Our findings may provide a last major piece of a puzzle for a new way to store the sun’s energy – it could be a tipping point for a solar energy future,” added Meyer.

The discovery has paved the way for a new process called dye-sensitised photoelectrosynthesis cell (DSPEC). The Hydrogen is produced by splitting water into its components using solar energy. The Hydrogen fuel thus obtained after the split is isolated and stored. The oxygen is released into the atmosphere as a by-product. The system devised by Meyer made use of a molecule and a Nano particle. The molecule absorbed solar energy and infused the catalyst to break the electrons in water molecule. The Nano parti

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