Solar energy in India

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Re: Solar energy in India

Postby Cyrano » 12 Aug 2020 16:12

Saw somewhere a plan to cover major irrigation canals with solar panels killing 2 birds with one stone.

Conserve water by reducing evaporation losses + No need for land acquisition hence lower cost and reduced ecological impact.

Its a promising idea and many areas in India would be suitable.

We need some real innovations in this area to make solar power affordable and sustainable.

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Re: Solar energy in India

Postby Rishirishi » 15 Aug 2020 06:13

amar_p wrote:Saw somewhere a plan to cover major irrigation canals with solar panels killing 2 birds with one stone.

Conserve water by reducing evaporation losses + No need for land acquisition hence lower cost and reduced ecological impact.

Its a promising idea and many areas in India would be suitable.

We need some real innovations in this area to make solar power affordable and sustainable.


This has been done in places like Gujrat. Also they are building floting plants on lakes. Perhaps covering the highway could also be considered. Would provide shade and maybe also save the vehicles and tarmac from the heat.

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Re: Solar energy in India

Postby KL Dubey » 19 Aug 2020 07:26

Rishirishi wrote:Mort walker knows this stuff very well, but keeps on finding arguments against renewable's no matter how silly. I have been warned not to call Mort a lobbyist, so will refrain from doing so. Because frankly, i don't have any proof.


I don't think the poster "Mort walker" is a oil-gas "lobbyist", simply because oil-gas lobbyists are far more sophisticated.

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Re: Solar energy in India

Postby viveks » 19 Aug 2020 16:07

Rishirishi wrote:This has been done in places like Gujrat. Also they are building floting plants on lakes. Perhaps covering the highway could also be considered. Would provide shade and maybe also save the vehicles and tarmac from the heat.


Some of the canals from the sardar sarovar dam are covered with solar panels. You can spot them when you move around Vadodara

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Re: Solar energy in India

Postby Mort Walker » 20 Aug 2020 00:54

Trust what the Central Electricity Authority (CEA) is saying and see what is happening to Discoms across India. Energy consumption has slowed until there is further growth in the economy. The GoI no longer has more money to bail out the Discoms further. There are no power systems engineers contributing in these threads, nor anyone who works in power distribution systems. Instead we get links to dubious studies and "trust Modi" instead of real numbers. Rooftop solar and unique applications are a great thing, but large scale industrial production is altogether different. Lots of hype on large scale solar, but the energy produced is not there.

Installed capacity of solar as of July 2020 is 35.303 GW.
http://cea.nic.in/reports/monthly/insta ... ity-07.pdf

There has not been ANY discussion on the 2020 Draft Electricity Bill with regard to solar or any other energy source in this forum. This bill modifies the 2003 Electricity Act.
https://powermin.nic.in/sites/default/f ... mments.pdf
https://energy.economictimes.indiatimes ... w/75251244

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Re: Solar energy in India

Postby Vips » 25 Aug 2020 03:39

amar_p wrote:Saw somewhere a plan to cover major irrigation canals with solar panels killing 2 birds with one stone.

Conserve water by reducing evaporation losses + No need for land acquisition hence lower cost and reduced ecological impact.

Its a promising idea and many areas in India would be suitable.

We need some real innovations in this area to make solar power affordable and sustainable.


The ‘solar canals’ making smart use of India’s space.

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Re: Solar energy in India

Postby KL Dubey » 11 Oct 2020 00:35

https://www.pv-tech.org/news/india-turns-to-renewables-to-replace-retiring-coal-power-plants

Speaking at the virtual India PV Edge 2020 event, power minister R. K. Singh said 29 coal plants are set to be decommissioned, with the space to be occupied by renewable generation.

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With India estimated to import 80% of the components used in solar developments from China, its government is now aiming to stimulate domestic solar equipment manufacturing through new production hubs near major ports, while reports this week suggested state-owned companies could be instructed to establish a polysilicon supply chain in the country.

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Re: Solar energy in India

Postby Amber G. » 22 Oct 2020 00:57

Some may be interested: Tomorrow 6 pm (IST):
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Re: Solar energy in India

Postby Mort Walker » 22 Oct 2020 07:49

AmberG,

Not a single person on that panel is a professor of electrical engineering or power systems engineering. Not a single person who is an IEEE Fellow in Power & Energy Society or Power Electronics Society. There are several Indians in these relevant professional societies. I would also add there is not a single physicist in the panelists either.

This appears to be more of a discussion on alternate fuels.


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