Source Wise Power Installed Capacity in India The total installed capacity has reached to 310 GW with generation mix of thermal (69.4%), renewable (14.8%), hydro (13.9%) and nuclear (1.9%). Clearly, renewable energy has registered an impressive growth in the last couple of years, becoming the second largest source of power in India after thermal sources. […]

Energy Storage Booming in Australia Utilities in Europe and Australia are facing new constraints with the rapid uptake of renewable energy and distributed energy resources (DER) such as energy storage. It is a question of adapting or dying. Australia is already a trailblazer in DER with almost 20% of Australian homes having solar panel systems […]

Smart Policy for Nuclear Electric Power in India The Indian cabinet today approved a plan to build a massive 35 GW of nuclear power capacity using domestic nuclear technology and reactors. This is a very smart policy change as it will reduce the reliance on imported reactors and technology for building out India nuclear electric […]

Fate of Solar Industry In 2017 Solar panel prices fall has been an industry phenomenon since the last 10 years ever since the Chinese solar panel companies entered the industry in force. Through massive subsidies from the Chinese government, these companies expanded scale like there was no tomorrow and sent prices crashing down each year. […]

Niti Aayog Needs To Take Note Niti Aayog which is the Indian central government think tank in charge of framing the country policies and development targets recently put out a statement pushing for an increase in the country nuclear power capacity, even as this technology has become obsolete and also has massively high tail risks. […]

Nuclear Energy is dying around the world as the high costs and the massive tail risks make it unfeasible in most countries. Many of the big contractors of nuclear equipment are going kaput as they are unable to get orders and even after they get orders face massive cost and time overruns. The two biggest […]