While everyone knows we must make a shift to cleaner, renewable sources of energy, the considerations therein are not prodded enough. Varun in this article details how deliberative this transition must be, as there are numerous concerns underlying this process of transition.
By now, we are aware of the various problems associated with distribution and transmission of energy — AT&C losses, uncalibrated energy production, problems over forecasting peak demand and so on. In this opinion piece Abishek Nippani discusses the role of ‘distributed renewable energy systems’ by localising energy generation at or near points of consumption.
Ending environment last week and starting with the electricity sector this week, we present Anirban’s piece that is a hybrid of these two sectors. Anirban delves into credit and finance problems that pose a big hurdle to realise India’s renewable energy goals.
A unique model of collocating food and fuel is being explored at the upper echelons of India’s renewable energy sector. Agro Photovoltaics (APV) involves solar panels being installed at a certain height above existing cropland. Ankur discusses the potential of APVs and the way to move ahead with it.