• Electrical India
  • Jan 5, 2015

India is one of the fastest growing economies in the world like China, South Africa, Russia and Brazil. It is the second largest country in the world as far as population is concerned and fifth largest country in the world after USA, China, Russia and Japan as far as electricity generation is concerned, in spite of that its per capita power consumption is merely 920 units. There is a huge gap in power generation and peak power demand. Renewable energy is one of the most viable solutions as we are facing serious consequences of global warming all around the globe.

  • Electrical India
  • Jan 5, 2015

Radiant visible light and invisible heat from the sun, collectively referred to as solar energy, has been the main source of energy for all living things e.g. humans, animals and plants since ages. Humans need light mainly for visibility. But after sunset, the natural light is not available so the search for artificial lights was done. This led to the discovery of fire and then other fossil fuel for the creation of heat and lights as needed.

  • Electrical India
  • Jan 5, 2015

The Government of India has recently announced its intention to develop 25,000 MW of solar power through 25 Nos. solar parks i.e., @1,000MW in each park, across the country and announced incentives to the states willing to develop the parks.

  • Electrical India
  • Jan 5, 2015

It is a known fact that India is a rarest of the countries rich with sunlight radiation and offers the best hope to revolutionise solar energy in the world. It receives about 5,000 trillion kWh of radiation annually. For every square kilometre 50 MW of solar power can be commissioned that can yield average annually 42.5 GWh of electricity assuming present PV cell efficiency of 15%.

  • Electrical India
  • Jan 5, 2015

Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) was launched in January 2010 and target for solar power was put at 20000 MW by 2022. This was uphill task at that time as the cost of solar PV system was Rs 220 per Wp. By 2012 the prices crashed to Rs 50 per MW & same daunting task started looking a modest one.

  • Electrical India
  • Dec 5, 2014

Industrialization has an important role to play in the economic development of the under-developed countries like India with huge man power and large and varied resources. Without industries, economic development is not possible. The industrial sector is one of the main sectors that contribute to the Indian GDP.

  • Electrical India
  • Dec 5, 2014

This article proposes a methodology for solving the generation scheduling problem considering, hydro, pump storage, wind & solar energy systems with and without ramp rate. Renewable energy sources are being considered in power system to minimize the total thermal unit fuel cost. Particle Swarm Optimization technique is used for solving renewable hydro-thermal coordination problem. A pseudo code based algorithm is suggested to deal with the equality constraints of the problem for accelerating the optimization process. The simulation results conducted on several cases show that the proposed method is capable of obtaining higher quality solution   Read More...