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 […]

Small Hydro Power in India Classification of Small Hydro in India Small Hydro Power projects in the country are generally categorized as those having small gestation periods and requiring lesser investment unlike other energy projects, thereby emerging as an attractive option for investors. Small Hydro Power projects generally serve a small community or industrial plant. A […]