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by Rishirishi
29 Sep 2018 02:31
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583089

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

PSU's in India are generally very poorly managed. This goes from Hotels to steel etc. Firstly India needs to start with changing how the PSU's are managed.
by Rishirishi
21 Aug 2018 05:49
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Indian Missiles News & Discussions - May 2017
Replies: 4880
Views: 923643

Re: Indian Missiles News and Discussions - May 2017

SaiK wrote:zero sum game now! the triad realization point - mark the dates.


But the K4 only has range of 3500 km. cant reach all of China. The warhead is also in question. It is not tested.
by Rishirishi
27 Jul 2018 03:04
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 197039

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

For those of you whom are thinking Imran Khan is a secular moderate person. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_Tehreek-e-Insaf Ideology Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf's agenda envisions a modern Islamic republic that advocates individuals' welfare through community co-operation. PTI wants to set Paki...
by Rishirishi
27 Jul 2018 03:03
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Terroristan - April 24, 2018
Replies: 2845
Views: 197039

Re: Terroristan - April 24, 2018

For those of you whom are thinking Imran Khan is a secular moderate person. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pakistan_Tehreek-e-Insaf Ideology Pakistan Tahreek e Insaf's agenda envisions a modern Islamic republic that advocates individuals' welfare through community co-operation. PTI wants to set Pakis...
by Rishirishi
23 Jul 2018 05:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202258

Re: India's Power Sector

Greatest consumer of electricity are industry, business and government. Also bear in mind that about 70% of the population live in rural areas, where people have access to roof. There is an huge number of beurocrats, businesses and employees who get income from the coal based power. They are despera...
by Rishirishi
16 Jul 2018 04:39
Forum: Military Issues & History Forum
Topic: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018
Replies: 2807
Views: 583089

Re: Tejas Mk.1 & Mk.1A News & Discussions: 09 February 2018

The point with LCA is not to save money. It is to obtain the ability to develop aircrafts.

Yes it is expensive, and over time the price may come down.

The MKI is not as Indian as some may think.
by Rishirishi
05 Jul 2018 04:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202258

Re: India's Power Sector

A website for news and commentary dedicated to petroleum sector has a section dealing with discussion among forum members. I chanced upon one such discussion on electrical grid management. One poster claimed that the UK National grid has 2800 mw of pumped storage capacity of hydro electric which ca...
by Rishirishi
15 Jun 2018 02:01
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202258

Re: India's Power Sector

Mort Walker wrote:^^^OT, but I don’t know if induction cooking can generate enough heat for the types of dishes that are cooked in Indian cuisine. We need somewhere over 50,000 BTU.



It is fully possible. Millions of NRI do just that.
by Rishirishi
12 May 2018 00:20
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Renewable Sources of Energy
Replies: 303
Views: 29077

Re: Renewable Sources of Energy

India needs to copy China. “We build solar all over the world but China is the only place where every component we need is available just a few kilometers away. If we need something, we can get it in an hour. No shipping. No contracts. It just shows up in a pickup truck. The key is to keep our facto...
by Rishirishi
09 Mar 2018 03:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202258

Re: India's Power Sector

Look at your own numbers. 20 x (10,000 sq. Km) = 2e11 sq. meters = 40 GW (assuming 20% panel efficiency). Which is about 10% of the power needed by 2030. Let's go ahead and double the efficiency due to storage, which is a huge assumption, then we get 20% of the power needed by 2030. What do you sug...
by Rishirishi
08 Mar 2018 00:47
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202258

Re: India's Power Sector

Solar is some 17% efficient in actual/installed. If only solar power is installed, and assuming advances in solar, and yield is 26%, this would mean additional solar installed of 588 GW by 2030. This is simply not going to happen. The primary energy sources must come from nuclear and natural gas. I...
by Rishirishi
19 Feb 2018 03:22
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202258

Re: India's Power Sector

^Utility scale solar for base load is useless. Utility scale solar PAIRED with battery storage can at best be used to mitigate peak loads. Even for peak load compensation, there are other options equally good or better. Solar can provide all the power you need. Demands typically peak in daytime, he...
by Rishirishi
12 Feb 2018 02:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202258

Re: India's Power Sector

Renewable energy poses threat to coal’s future: CIL Feb 9, 2018. I can guarantee you that in 7 years this will NOT happen. The tariff of Rs. 2/unit is an advertised price and not production price. It is better to replace coal with natural gas. The only viable storage for RES is a fuel cell, which i...
by Rishirishi
12 Feb 2018 02:46
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: J&K News and Discussion - 2016
Replies: 2310
Views: 375187

Re: J&K News and Discussion - 2016

Who are you trying to fool? Why should the govt want to pass a constitutional amendment bill when it knows to has no numbers to pass it. As for article 35A previous govts supported the bill in SC which is why it was not scrapped. This time they have left it to the courts. You are missing the point ...
by Rishirishi
19 Jan 2018 04:52
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Border Fencing and Border/Strategic Roads
Replies: 58
Views: 6388

Re: Border Fencing and Border/Strategic Roads

manjgu wrote:yes
leh to srinagar takes 12 hrs approx by road...pass travel time will be reduced to 15 min... but i dont remember crossing zoji la took 3.5 hrs !! even plane takes 40 min for the journey


Its 256 km. So 15 min is impossible. I think they are taling about cutting the time with 3.5 hours .
by Rishirishi
13 Jan 2018 03:16
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4725
Views: 348316

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

One way to increase the capacity of Delhi, Mumbai, Blore and chennai would be to make it mandatory flying large wide body aircrafts, between thease cities. Currently there must be some 70 flights on the Del-Mumbai route alone. Most flown by 737 size. Had they used A380, the flights could have been c...
by Rishirishi
20 Dec 2017 05:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73921

Re: Solar energy in India

And I should add: The controller is a significant part of our cost, because we are doing it 250W at a time. If we go to 2kW at a time, the controller is a smaller fraction. All this suggests that bringing power to every village, is limited only by the laziness of the (whoever). The cost needed is q...
by Rishirishi
18 Dec 2017 05:37
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73921

Re: Solar energy in India

A stunning realization for me. The global "Holy Grail" of utility costs is $1 per installed watt (availability factor unspecified). Large wind aspired to reach that number with only 30% availability for that installed watt. "We" are installing FULL SYSTEMS (incl. 250W rooftop pa...
by Rishirishi
18 Dec 2017 05:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7787
Views: 627610

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Anecdotally... it is still quite a pain to pay people for small works (say laborer ~Rs 5000 for 2 weeks of site work) from a company Current account where the process is 1) Add the payee account to company Current account (by checking KYC docs by an accounts admin: Bank AC and ID proof) 2) PO raise...
by Rishirishi
16 Dec 2017 07:28
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202258

Re: India's Power Sector

Very very high Penalities and jail time needs to be given to execs to set an example. Such loans result in NPA.8 Since power sector has very high NPA, there should be a CBI or NIA investigation into this. It is breaking our banking system and slowing down liquidity available to the industry. Not le...
by Rishirishi
16 Dec 2017 07:25
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017
Replies: 2404
Views: 375344

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Nov 27 2017

I used to like Prof. Debroy before he joined the government. He was free to speak his mind for the best interests of India but not anymore. Obviously, the answers he gives to questions raised have reasonable and rational explanations, but that is what they are explanations to why objectives have no...
by Rishirishi
16 Dec 2017 07:18
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73921

Re: Solar energy in India

From the above post. :shock: About solar capacities' auction he said:"In solar energy, we would auction 20 GW projects, including those already auctioned this year. Next year (2018-19), we will auction 30 GW and another 30 GW in subsequent year. This is a conservative estimate excluding floatin...
by Rishirishi
15 Dec 2017 06:00
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: India's Power Sector
Replies: 1502
Views: 202258

Re: India's Power Sector

Bloomberg reports: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-12-11/india-court-issues-notice-to-government-on-power-plant-imports An Indian court Monday sought replies from the federal government and its revenue-intelligence department after it heard a petition alleging over-invoicing of importe...
by Rishirishi
15 Dec 2017 05:52
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015
Replies: 1138
Views: 111273

Re: PRC Economy - New Reflections : April 20 2015

The US suspects China of trying to create its own economic order https://ria.ru/economy/20171213/1510787236.html WASHINGTON, Dec 13 - RIA Novosti, Ekaterina Sobol. The US suspects China of trying to build its economic world order bypassing international rules, US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson sa...
by Rishirishi
05 Dec 2017 06:58
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73921

Re: Solar energy in India

Yes, RES production will go up but so will consumption of fossil fuels. Keep in mind we are only discussing electricity here. India is in a peculiar situation. We import ~ 250 million tons of coal a year. Yes much of our coal is now imported, though some for industrial feed. Every additional mwhr o...
by Rishirishi
04 Dec 2017 06:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion
Replies: 4725
Views: 348316

Re: Civil Aviation Development & Discussion

Delhi and Mumbai airports are getting crowded. Perhaps it would help to make it mandatory to fly A380's between major Indian cities. Airlines could share the onboard capacity. a single A380 can take as many passengers as 5 737's in. Number of flights could be cut from 70 to 15. The same could be don...
by Rishirishi
04 Dec 2017 05:35
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73921

Re: Solar energy in India

I do not believe that the anyone believes that solar can and will alleviate ALL of India's power problems. As you pointed out, India's power generation will be driven by coal-based plants for the foreseeable future. What renewables (especially) do have is the ability to temper the load share and th...
by Rishirishi
28 Nov 2017 06:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73921

Re: Solar energy in India

Enel wins bid for mexican PV plant. cost will be 1,77 cents Kwh. That is arround RS 1 per unit :eek: Coal in existing platns cost min Rs 2.40 on domestic coal. [url]https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/mexico-auction-bids-lowest-solar-wind-price-on-the-planet#gs.oMH0CEg[/url It is wind ener...
by Rishirishi
27 Nov 2017 03:54
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73921

Re: Solar energy in India

If you read last few pages of this thread, you will note that comparison has to be between dispatchable power not intermittent power. Yes it should be. Nevertheless it is quite and achivement. It is possible to use this power to pump up water in Hydro electric dams, and use it when in demand. The l...
by Rishirishi
25 Nov 2017 04:43
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73921

Re: Solar energy in India

Enel wins bid for mexican PV plant. cost will be 1,77 cents Kwh. That is arround RS 1 per unit :eek: Coal in existing platns cost min Rs 2.40 on domestic coal.

[url]https://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/mexico-auction-bids-lowest-solar-wind-price-on-the-planet#gs.oMH0CEg[/url
by Rishirishi
15 Nov 2017 04:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 494344

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

Before loans are given out, shouldn't there be a credit rating system in place to encourage responsible borrowers and track the defaulters? All those political "loan melas" in the past handed out free money to people with no intention of paying the money back. Perhaps things will be done ...
by Rishirishi
14 Nov 2017 04:31
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 494344

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

I would like to point out that manufacturing capability is not what makes a nation. Indian companies could 10fold the production within a few years. The whole game is about creating the DEMAND and market for those products. So how do you create domestic demand?? By letting people borrow at a low int...
by Rishirishi
03 Nov 2017 06:10
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Solar energy in India
Replies: 1007
Views: 73921

Re: Solar energy in India

Dispatchable 24 hour Solar electricity cost in Chile has fallen to US Cents 5 per kWh (in last month) using a combination of CSP and PV. This model may not be repeatable elsewhere as Chile has benefit of max sunlight in a day in the world in certain areas. But this indicates cost of US cents 6-8 pe...
by Rishirishi
03 Nov 2017 05:55
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion
Replies: 1447
Views: 186675

Re: Oil & Natural Gas: News & Discussion

Austin wrote:Russia’s Gazprom To Help Build Iran-India Gas Pipeline

https://oilprice.com/Latest-Energy-News ... eline.html


With all that cheap solar and wind power, does India really need this energy source ?
by Rishirishi
27 Oct 2017 05:09
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7787
Views: 627610

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Are we going to experiance capitalflight now ? https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/business/india-business/indians-now-no-2-in-london-realty-deals/articleshow/61192425.cms between August 2016 and July 2017, Indian participation amounted to 22 per cent of all real estate transactions in prime centra...
by Rishirishi
14 Oct 2017 02:18
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 494344

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

There's an article on troll.in not linking it here but it's a report after meeting steel traders in bombay. Buggers used to do large chunk of transactions in cash and outside of billing and legal scrutiny. All that tax evasion and now due to the input tax credit system everything is talked right fr...
by Rishirishi
12 Oct 2017 03:17
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy
Replies: 7787
Views: 627610

Re: Currency Demonetisation and Future course of Indian Economy

Well, the problems with Indian economy are well understood - Land, Labor and infrastructure. Both UPA2 and NDA2 have chosen to focus on the third problem- Infrastructure in full gusto! Benefits of infrastructure would achieve full flow only if the other two, the land and he labor, are also reformed...
by Rishirishi
04 Oct 2017 04:23
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Autos Thread -2
Replies: 434
Views: 52442

Re: Indian Autos Thread -2

arrey, no saar, i meant 25KWh battery won't be enough for for a 20km commute and weekend charging system. for better perspective i own a spiffy spanking new accord hybrid, batteries alone weigh 200 kgs the size of rear seat, fully charged, it runs max 5km when petrol engine kick in to take over the...
by Rishirishi
04 Oct 2017 04:11
Forum: Technology & Economic Forum
Topic: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)
Replies: 2701
Views: 331246

Re: Indian Railways Thread (Dec 2015)

I heard simmilar stories when they were building the Delhi metro. It can be done, people will litter it down, it is uneconomical. For the Delhi Agra Highway i heard the same lame stories. Delhi metro is not as well maintained as the Singapore one, but it is still a world class service. Same goes for...
by Rishirishi
04 Oct 2017 03:46
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015
Replies: 4573
Views: 494344

Re: Indian Economy News & Discussion - Aug 26 2015

It is very hard to estimate such things. One has to consider issues like peek load, error corrections, population, etc. To fire the people may not be the answer if it was caused by a lot of unknown factors. Actually they will have learned some valuable lessons. This is akin to economic sabotage. No ...

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