What are micro-grids and what are their benefits?

Category: Advanced, Profession, Renewable

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


For many city dwellers in developed or even developing countries, it is rare to be without electricity for a long time. Most of us are used to 24×7 power. This is possible mainly because of the e...Read more

What’s the biggest challenge facing renewable energy sources?

Category: Basic, Profession, Renewable, Solar, Storage, Wind

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


Until a few years back, one of the biggest challenges facing renewable energy sources was their cost of generation. Now, however, with the cost of solar power dropping fast, and the cost of fossil bas...Read more

Why is large hydro power not considered an alternative energy source?

Category: Advanced, Hydro, Profession, Renewable

Author : Admin August 31, 2016


Large hydro refers to  the conventional hydro power plant you and I have heard about – those large power plants with huge dams. Some of the large hydro projects are really massive – the w...Read more

How best can I power my house with renewable energy?

Category: Basic, Green Buildings, Lifestyle, PV, Renewable, Wind

Author : Admin August 31, 2016


Having renewable energy generated right at your home is all the rage today. Well, while you might be reading some fancy ideas about some exotic renewable energy sources you can use to power your home,...Read more

How can there be zero energy buildings?

Category: Advanced, Energy, Green Buildings, Lifestyle, Profession, Renewable

Author : Admin August 26, 2016


Buildings consume almost 40% of all electricity generated. That’s a lot. At the same time, there are many buildings worldwide that claim to be zero energy buildings. But such claims to zero ener...Read more

Are large hydro power projects environment friendly?

Category: Advanced, Hydro, Profession, Renewable

Author : Admin August 26, 2016


Large hydro projects represent an important source of renewable energy. Some of the large hydro projects are in excess of 500 MW capacity and with very good capacity utilization factors, providing a ...Read more

Can the entire world run on solar power alone?

Category: Basic, Profession, Renewable, Solar, Storage

Author : Admin August 25, 2016


Image credit: Inhabitat Half the news reports we read today seem to be about solar power. It is as if the entire world will soon be running on solar power. Well, that kind of pops up the question: Ca...Read more

What technology is needed to make the entire world run on renewable energy?

Category: Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, Renewable, Storage

Author : Admin August 25, 2016


Renewable energy is hot news today. In the past few years, investments in renewable energy are actually outpacing investments into conventional and fossil fuel sectors. With such tremendous momentum...Read more

Doesn’t use of biomass for heating or power generation release CO2?

Category: Advanced, Bio, Biomass Power, Profession, Renewable

Author : Admin August 23, 2016


We all have heard that use of biomass – instead of coal – for heating or power generation is a sustainable option. But use of biomass for heating/power generation also releases CO2. So, ho...Read more

What are the main avenues to generate power from biomass?

Category: Bio, Biomass Power, Moderate, Profession, Renewable

Author : Admin August 1, 2016


In the last few years, biomass (If you are asking: What the heck is biomass? See here) based power generation has been seeing an increase the world over, as such generation is a carbon-neutral method ...Read more