What is a smart grid? So, is there a dumb grid too?

Category: Moderate, Profession, Smart Grid

Author : Admin September 2, 2016


We all depend on our electricity grid for power. But, have you ever thought much about the grid? Frankly, I had not, until I entered the field of cleantech. In fact, the only times I ever thought abou...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

Does natural gas emit lesser CO2 than coal?

Category: Advanced, Climate Change, Profession

Author : Admin August 28, 2016


A large percentage of thermal power plants that generate our electricity run on coal. Another prominent fuel used in these thermal power plants is natural gas. Besides some operational advantages th...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