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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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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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Yes We did it !!!!!!!

The picturesque landscape of pathanpara situated in the hilly terrains of kannur district in  Kerala tells us the success story of appropriate technology movement in India.  15 years ago the community came up with their own micro hydel project for supplying electricity for almost 36 … Continue reading

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