Thursday, September 12, 2013

Renewable Energy Expo 2013 Greater Noida

Posted by Gautam Mohanaka On 1:57 AM
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Solid Solar Participates in Renewable Energy Expo 2103

Solid Solar will be exhibiting their products line at Renewable Energy Expo 2013.
We invite you to join us at the hall no. 5.5.

Our Solar Projects and retail team would be looking forward to meet you to showcase our products and discuss new opportunities.

7th Renewable Energy Expo 2013
Address:       Global Energy Expo Greater Noida
Date:             12, 13, 14 Sept. 2013
Stall No.:        5.5
For detail call us +91 9310341982, 9311272534

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Sunday, August 18, 2013

The President of India invited Mr. Gautam Mohanka

Posted by Gautam Mohanaka On 11:07 PM

Mr. Gautam Mohanka (CEO at Solid Solar by Gautam Polymers) was invited by the honorable president of India Mr. Pranav Mukharjee on the occasion of 15 Augest

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Monday, August 12, 2013

Only the nuclear and the solar power can meet the mammoth energy requirements of India, former chairman of Atomic Energy Commission Dr Anil Kakodkar said here on Sunday.

“If India has to emerge as an economic power then per capita electricity production has to be brought on par with that in the advanced countries,” he said.

“Today the scenario is such that compared to advanced countries we are 14-15 times behind. The average per capita electricity production in an industrially advanced nation is at around 10,000 units, where as in India it is at around 800 units per person,” Dr Kakodkar said here speaking to reporters.

He was responding to a question about agitations against nuclear power plants in the country.

Dr Kakodkar was here to attend the second convocation at Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn), where the first graduating batch of M-Tech students was awarded degrees, besides 104 B-Tech students.

“Energy is also very important for any economic progress... We can’t run industrial houses, if we don’t have energy,” he said.

The Planning Commission has set a target of adding over 88,000 MW of power generation capacity in the 12th Five Year Plan period (2012-2017).

Earlier, in his convocation address, Dr Kakodkar emphasised the need for high quality research.

“IITs have the challenge to usher in domestic technology-enabled national development and enhance the numbers of quality engineers and researchers to support nation-building,” he said.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Advantages of Solar Energy

Posted by Gautam Mohanaka On 12:40 AM
If you are thinking to install a solar plant for your factory, home or for other reason and confused about the benefits of solar power, Here are some points that may help you to find out the benefits of solar energy
  • Solar power gives you a return on your investment, while paying your utility for electricity gives you 0% return.
  • In India Ministry of new and renewable energy provide 30% upfront subsidy
  • 40% subsidy on solar home light system provided by rural banks
  • 80% accelerated depreciation for 1st year, that gives you tax benefit
  • Solar energy is renewable unlike the conventional resources (coal, oil) which will inevitably run out.
  • Non-polluting, no carbon dioxide like fossil fuels
  • Free except for capital expenses.
  • Longevity - solar panels can last over twenty years
  • Low maintenance - solar panels require very little upkeep
  • Independence - an off-grid system allows you to break free from the electrical grid
  • Environmentally friendly because the conversion of energy doesn't produce any carbon dioxide.
  • It comes from the sun, which, unless you are in The South or North pole, comes out almost everyday
  • Solar power is better for the environment, compared to burning fossil fuels and other electrical power.
  • Solar Energy is renewable
  • You get clean energy without harming the environment [in term of carbon emissions] ,
  • in certain countries like India, excessive power generated can be sold back to local electricity provider
  • reduces pollution
  • helps create jobs - shores up economy - to build -> you hire - innovate-maintain - basically economic activities
  • reduced dependence on fossil fuels
  • Once installed, the power is free
  • It is environmentally friendly and no pollution is associated with solar power
  • You can sell your excess power back to the power companies
  • It can be installed anywhere
  • You can use batteries to store power for use at night
  • Energy from the sun is renewable, that is, it keeps on coming
  • It is free
  • It does no damage to the earth or its atmosphere
  • It produces no carbon dioxide
  • It doesn't have to be dug up from the ground like coal, oil, natural gas, or uranium
  • It doesn't have to be cut down, like wood from forests.
  • It produces clean, green power in the form of electricity and can be used to power just about everything we need.
  • There is more solar energy landing on the earth every day than it would take to supply the world for a year.
  • Solar energy can heat swimming pools, power calculators, and power cars.
  • You can even cook food with solar energy.
  • We are using a renewable energy source like the sun, instead of non-renewable energy sources such as Gas, oil, fossil fuels etc...
  • We can save power of electricity.
  • We can prepare food with more taste.
  • We need not bother about electricity board.
  • solar power panels are small enough to fit on every rooftop in a city
  • Solar cells last a long time, typically guaranteed for 20 or 25 years.

Monday, July 08, 2013

The number of channel partners under India's Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has fallen by 28 to 162 across all regions of the nation since February 2013, according to an analysis by RESolve Energy Consultants (Chennai, India).

MNRE released its latest list of channel partners on July 1st, 2013. RESolve notes that while it is unsure exactly why this number has declined, 64 companies listed have not received subsidies for even one project.

RESolve also states that one reason could be that many channel partners did not choose to renew their channel partnership or did not qualify during grading.

Largest declines in NCR region:
The largest decline was in the National Capital Region (NCR), which includes Delhi and surrounding areas in four states, where the number of channel partners fell from 37 to 26. The number of channel partners in Andhra Pradesh also fell from 25 to 19, and in Karnataka from 34 to 29.

Oil companies, which are losing Rs. 8.10 per litre of diesel, want the government to go in for a one-time hike of Rs. 2-3 per litre to rein in their losses.

No. of MNRE channel partner in Feb 2013 and in July 2013

State No. of Channel Partner
03-07-2013 28-02-2013
1 Karnataka 29 34
2 Maharashtra 28 30
3 NCR 26 37
4 Gujarat 24 27
5 Andhra Pradesh 25 19
6 West Bengal 16 14
7 Tamil Nadu 9 8
8 Madhya Pradesh 3 4
9 Kerala 3 3
10 Rajasthan 2 1
11 Punjab 1 1
12 Chandigarh 1 1
13 Jharkhand 1 1
14 Chattisgarh 1 1
15 Goa 1 0
16 Uttar Pradesh 0 1
Total 162 190

Friday, July 05, 2013

The Diesel Pintch

Posted by Gautam Mohanaka On 4:11 AM
The depreciation of the rupee may soon pinch you much harder than you had anticipated.

Oil companies, which are losing Rs. 8.10 per litre of diesel, want the government to go in for a one-time hike of Rs. 2-3 per litre to rein in their losses.

But the government is wary of such a move. “With elections less than a year away, the government cannot take such a drastic step,” said a senior government official seeking anonymity. 

The fear: If diesel prices go up, your food, power and transportation bills will automatically rise, stoking public fury. The dilemma: if it doesn't increase diesel prices, its subsidy bill will balloon. Result: its deficit will rise, placing a strain on the economy and hurt growth prospects.

Diesel prices were raised 50 paise per litre on Monday — the sixth hike this year. The plan was to keep raising it by 50 paise per month till the subsidy is wiped out. Diesel prices have gone up by Rs. 5.7 per litre (including taxes) this year. But the depreciation of the rupee — from 54.33 per dollar in January to 60.27 on Wednesday — has thrown that plan out of gear.

Sources in the petroleum ministry said the oil companies' proposal for a one-time increase of R2-3 per litre of diesel has been sent to "higher government authorities". “The petroleum ministry does not take pricing decisions; the Cabinet does,” the official said.

Every Rs. 1 depreciation against the US dollar increases losses on sale of diesel by 76 paise per litre. The total under-recoveries of oil companies on diesel sales for the current year have been estimated at R63,000 crore, which is a huge strain on the public exchequer.

Another hike in diesel prices — part of the scheduled monthly increases — by 50 paise per litre is expected anytime soon.

Ref: Hindstan Times

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Inauguration of Solar Power Plant at IIT Kanpur

Posted by Gautam Mohanaka On 10:05 PM
A Solar power plant put up by Solid Solar (Gautam Polymers) was inaugurated today by IIT Kanpur Board of Directors. The unique thing about the project is that outputs from 5 different solar technologies - crystalline, amorphous, CIGS , thin film will be studied and compared with each other. Additionally the project has been installed on fixed mounting structure and also on tracker to study and conclude on any significant differences between the same