Author Archives: felixvarghese

About felixvarghese

Chemical Engineer, Independent Analyst in Renewable Energy, Work experience with SELCO Foundation and Prayas energy group. Environment enthusiast and in love with renewable energy.

Tesla-The spirit of Innovation

“All our patents belong to you” . When Elon Musk, serial entrepreneur, innovator and clean energy champion wrote down these words in his blog, companies around the world were shocked.We have seen enough of fights between global giants in the name … Continue reading

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Energiewende – The German energy transition and lessons for India

If Germany can do that, why can’t we? A question which any renewable energy enthusiast will have to face during a serious discussion about the growth of renewables in our country. Yes, we are talking about energiewende- the German energy transition. … Continue reading

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Solar Mini Grids: Challenges and the way forward

Mini grids equipped with smart meters have been lauded as the next big revolution  in the renewable energy arena. In the policy sphere it is believed that there is an urgent need to come up with a viable model of … Continue reading

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Agumbe – solar power in the jungle

The making of energy democracy is characterized by the idea of renewable energy touching the lives of people from all walks of life. The inaccessible dense forests of Western Ghats are often the case of dilemma for development interventions owing … Continue reading

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Solar Powered Green House Scheme- Tamilnadu

Renewable energy penetration in rural India has been largely led by social entrepreneurs, private entities and Ngo’s with international funding. With the advent of JNNSM and subsequent renewable energy policies, there has been an increased presence of government in renewable energy dissemination … Continue reading

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Solar proverbs -“Place panels while the sun shines”

Proverbs are said to be immortal, but it seems that they are prone to modifications at some point in history. The inhabitants of Hosekerahalli slum area, Bangalore serve as an epitome of this when you get to see these small solar … Continue reading

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Energy philosophy – Ethics of Renewables

The dream of bringing about a renewable energy revolution has been on the cards for quite sometime for a long range of actors starting from multilateral donor agencies, governments, scientists and activists. The climate change debates and conferences around the … Continue reading

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