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Saptak Ghosh

Saptak Ghosh is a Senior Research Engineer working with the Energy team at CSTEP. He has been working on projects concerning solar photovoltaics and integrated waste management frameworks for India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from RV College of Enginee...

Workshop on Addressing the Challenges to Scale up Solar Energy Manufacturing Industry in India Horizon 2032

The results of CSTEPs study on scaling up current manufacturing capabilities of the Indian solar industry, both Photovoltaic (PV) and Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) and the challenges involved in it were presented to various industry stakeholders in a workshop organised by CSTEP in Bangalore....

Workshop on PV Module Reliability

G. Srilakshmi and Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineers from CSTEP, attended a workshop on 'PV Module Reliability', jointly organised by the National Centre for Photovoltaic Education and Research (NCPRE) and Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the US (SERIIUS) at IIT, Bombay....

Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-Grids

Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-grids, organised by FluxGen Engineering Technologies, in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc. in Bengaluru on March 21, 2016....

Talk on “Renewable Energy: Potential and Pitfalls”

Prof. Srinivasan, K. (R.A), Interdisciplinary Centre for Energy Research, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), discussed solar thermal power plants, photovoltaics (PV) and absorption and adsorption refrigeration processes, during his talk with researchers at CSTEP....

Engineering Economic Policy Assessment of Concentrated Solar Thermal Power Technologies for India

The Government of India launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) in January 2010 which targeted 20,000 MW of grid-connected solar power by 2022. There was considerable familiarity with solar Photovoltaic (PV) technologies but limited experience with solar thermal technologies wit...

Quantifying Photovoltaic Power Variability Using Lorenz Curve

Quantifying photovoltaic power variability using Lorenz curve, Journal of Renewable and Sustainable Energy, Volume 6, Issue 3 (May 2014)...

Harnessing Solar Energy: Options for India

The Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) announced in December 2009 envisages the installation of over 20,000 MW of grid-connected solar power and another 2,000 MW of off-grid solar power by 2022. Given that the installed capacity stands at merely 10 MW, to realise these targets, clear lo...

Techno-Economic Review of Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems: Case Studies of Industrial, Residential and Off-grid Rooftops in Bangalore, Karnataka

Techno-economic review of Rooftop Photovoltaic Systems: Case Studies of Industrial, Residential and Off-grid Rooftops in Bangalore, Karnataka...

Solar Studies

CSTEP is engaged in exploring the opportunities and challenges that lie in the development of solar technologies towards providing energy security in the country. Since solar is relatively a new entrant to the energy sector in India, the challenges and opportunities with these technologies are yet t...

Fitting Solar Photovoltaics in the Indian Power Sector

Fitting Solar Photovoltaics in the Indian Power Sector, Harshid Sridhar, Sustainability Next, October 10, 2015....

Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-Grids

Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-grids, organised by FluxGen Engineering Technologies, in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc. in Bengaluru on March 21, 2016. Click to view write-up Workshop on Solar Photovol...

SERIIUS

Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS) is a joint research consortium for clean energy research under the flagship programme - Partnership to Advance Clean Energy (PACE). This was announced by President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in November 200...