Bidding Adieu

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Today I am not writing any article on Solar Technology or policies but rather about an enriching experience at First Green Consulting Pvt. Ltd. I am leaving this organisation to pursue higher studies in the field of Solar Energy and I believe the learning I got here is an important part of the jigsaw for […]

Wind v/s Solar: Which one is better

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India has about 18000 MW wind installed capacity, and in recent year there has been significant addition for solar as well and the country has around 1.2MW installed capacity of solar pv as well. The renewable energy development in India was typically promoted by tax incentive in the form of accelerated depreciation (AD). On one […]

Solar Energy utilized to expunge Malaria

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Since its inception, solar energy has contributed to the energy sector and preserving the environment. A kenyan island is utilizing solar energy gradually to eradicate malaria from the island. If the objective is accomplished, this technology could be implemented in other remote areas of the world to eradicate this heinous disease. A batch of students […]

AP fixes uniform tariff of R.s 6.49/ unit for solar photovoltaic projects

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Government of Andhra Pradesh foreseeing the importance of renewable energy sources is considering a uniform tariff of R.s 6.49/ unit for solar photovoltaic projects. This particular tariff will be offered for all the developers to keep the uniformity. Following this, the government invited bids through AP Transco (Nodal Agency) from the developers for setting up […]

Kerala Solar Energy Policy 2013 : Draft

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The aim of this policy is to mainstream Solar Energy and harness Solar Energy potential in Kerala so as to ensure its  optimal use in the state. This policy came into effect on 1 April,2013. The Targets set are quite ambitious: Increase Solar Capacity to 500 MW by 2017 and 1500 MW by 2030. Contribute to long […]

Building Integrated Photo Voltaics ( BIPV)

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Building-integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) systems are photovoltaic (PV) solar energy systems that are specifically designed to blend in with the architecture of a building, combining the economic and sustainability benefits of distributed solar energy generation with the aesthetic appeal of a seamless integration into the overall building design. BIPV system replaces the conventional building façade materials from […]


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1. What is Photovoltaic solar energy? The word Photovoltaic (PV) is composed of two terms: Photo – Photon which means “light” and Voltaic from “Volt” which is the unit used to measure electric potential at a given point. Photovoltaic systems use cells to convert sunlight into electricity. PV cells can be made from different so-called […]