Toshiba to Acquire Urenco Japanese industrial conglomerate Toshiba is looking to expand its nuclear energy business, even as other big nuclear equipment companies such as GE and Siemens are lowering their exposure to the nuclear business. After the Fukushima incident, nuclear energy globally has received a lot of blowback and a number of top global […]

Biomass Projects in India In the last 10 years, about 96 projects aggregating to 656 MW have already been in operation and about 60 projects aggregating to 536 MW are currently under implementation in different parts of the country. Moreover, 63 biomass cogeneration (non-bagasse) projects aggregating to about 211 MW and 153 biomass gasifiers with […]

Wave Energy Although wave energy is less intensive than what is available in more northern and southern latitudes, it has a potential of around 40,000 MW along the 6,000 km coast of India. The R&D activity for exploring wave energy in India began at the Ocean Engineering Center, IIT – Madras, in 1982. Primary estimates […]

Tidal Energy: An Overview Tides are caused through a combination of forces created by the gravitational pull of the sun and the moon and the rotation of the earth. Energy naturally present in water bodies – or in their movement – can be used for generation of electricity, through tidal, wave and thermal energy. Energy […]

There are many sparsely populated areas where extension of grid connectivity is not rewarding. Renewable energy can be most cost-effective and advantageous for such areas. Renewable energy projects are sustainable and uncomplicated. Existing options like kerosene lanterns and diesel generators are expensive, difficult to disseminate in remote areas and pollute air. Renewable energy can play […]

Small Hydro Power – Investment Opportunities A large number of SHP projects were established in the public sector during the onset of the early 1990s. However, over the last 10 years, a sizable power capacity is now being added through private players. New incentive systems continue to attract increasing level of investment from the private […]