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

How can advanced materials lead to energy efficient cars?

Category: Moderate, Profession, Transport

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


The car as a mode of transportation is one of the most inefficient. That must sound like blasphemy to most people who consider the car as the anchor of the modern civilization. But it’s true. H...Read more

How do I know how much energy I can save in my building?

Category: Basic, Efficiency, Energy Audit, Green Buildings, Lifestyle, Profession

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


Buildings consume almost 40% of the total electricity generated worldwide. Now, that’s a massive portion. Naturally hence, building energy conservation can take us a long way towards building a...Read more

Can all plastics be recycled?

Category: Management, Materials, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin September 3, 2016


With plastics, specifically disposable plastics, creating significant harm to the environment the world over, a number of measures are being attempted to mitigate such pollution. One of these measures...Read more

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

Can someone tell me what is biomass? Is it just plants?

Category: Agriculture, Basic, Bio, Profession

Author : Admin September 2, 2016


Until I entered the field of cleantech, I had not heard of the term biomass. Wood, yes, plants, yes, crops, yes, even crop waste, yes, but biomass? Nopes, hadn’t heard of it. The first time I he...Read more

I heard we can get oil from algae. Is it snake oil or is it legit?

Category: Advanced, Biofuels, Profession

Author : Admin September 2, 2016


This is an interesting story you might want to listen to: Many millions of years back, diverse biomass, a large portion of which were algae, got buried deep inside earth. Over millennia, under extreme...Read more

What the heck are biomass pellets, and how are they different from briquettes?

Category: Advanced, Biomass Heating, Profession

Author : Admin September 2, 2016


Biomass can be used in a variety of forms. (For those who wish to know what biomass is, here is my post on what it is). While some sectors use biomass in its natural form (stalks, saw dust, ground nut...Read more

How much can rooftop solar panels contribute to my building’s energy consumption?

Category: Lifestyle, Moderate, Profession, PV

Author : Admin September 2, 2016


Having solar panels on your rooftop enables you to generate power in a distributed manner, right from your residential of factory premises! With the world seeing a significant acceleration in the use...Read more

So, are energy audits really useful?

Category: Efficiency, Energy Audit, Green Buildings, Moderate, Profession

Author : Admin September 1, 2016


Most of us have heard about energy audits – a process in which your building’s energy consumption pattern in analysed to identify improvements. At the same time, only a few appear to take ...Read more

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