Wednesday, 25 December 2013

Solar Power Training for 2014


IST offer courses for 2014 as bellows: 

Opportunities & Issues in the Indian Renewable Energy Sector 2013

Solar power in India now accounts for over 2GW of the country’s electricity generation capacity, according to government figures. Tobias Engelmeier, managing director at Bridge to India said in a recent blog that “Solar power is the only currently commercially available source of power that could both provide enough power from within the country to meet India’s rising demand and in addition offer distributed solutions that are less dependent on grid extension.”

The Ministry Of New and Renewable Energy is promoting the grid connected solar rooftop systems in the country under Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission. Central Financial Assistance upto 30 percent of the benchmark cost of the project is provided for setting up of the solar rooftop systems which generate the power and are connected to the grid.

Government has launched Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM) on January 11, 2010. The Mission targets deployment of 20,000 MW of grid connected solar power by 2022 in three phases. An enabling policy & regulatory environment has been created under the Mission to promote grid connected solar power generation.

Subsidy to Electrical Vehicles 
The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has provided Central Financial Assistance for purchasing of new battery operated vehicles (four wheelers and two wheelers) and has supported 47000 vehicles. 

Cost of Generation of Renewable Energy 
The cost of generation of power from renewable energy sources such as wind, small-hydro, and biomass has not decreased over the last five years due to rise in costs of civil works, plant and machinery and power evacuation cost. However, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC)’s Orders for determination of Tariff for Grid Solar Power indicate a decrease in the grid solar power tariffs in the last five years from Rs 18.44 per kWh to Rs. 8.75 per kWh.

Friday, 20 December 2013

বিপর্যয় এড়াতে ভূগর্ভের জলস্তর রক্ষা করার ডাক

মাটির নীচের জলভাণ্ডার যত ক্ষয়িষ্ণু হবে, তত বাড়বে দূষণ। ভবিষ্যতে এমন একটা দিন আসতে পারে, যখন তৃষ্ণা মেটানোর জল জোটানোও দুষ্কর হয়ে পড়বে। এই হুঁশিয়ারি দিয়ে কৃষি ও অন্য কাজে ভূগর্ভস্থ জলের ব্যবহার অবিলম্বে নিয়ন্ত্রণ করার পরামর্শ দিলেন বিশেষজ্ঞেরা।
বৃহস্পতিবার কলকাতায় জল সংরক্ষণ সংক্রান্ত এক আলোচনাচক্রে কেন্দ্রীয় ভূ-জল পর্ষদের অধিকর্তা গৌরাঙ্গচরণ পতি জানান, সেচে ভূগর্ভস্থ জল ব্যবহারের নিরিখে পূর্ব ভারতে পশ্চিমবঙ্গের স্থান তৃতীয়। মাটির নীচ থেকে যথেচ্ছ জল তুলে নিলে আগামী দিনে পশ্চিমবঙ্গে পানীয় জলের আকাল দেখা দিতে পারে বলে সতর্ক করেছেন তিনি। শুধু তা-ই নয়, অন্য বিপদও আসতে পারে। “পশ্চিমবঙ্গের ভূগর্ভস্থ জলে আর্সেনিক ও ফ্লুওরাইডের দূষণ ছড়াচ্ছে। খুবই চিন্তার বিষয়। ভূগর্ভের জলস্তর যত নামবে, তত বাড়বে এই দুই দূষণ।” বলেন তিনি।
এই অবস্থায় বিপর্যয় এড়াতে ভূগর্ভের জল ব্যবহারে সচেতন হতে আহ্বান জানিয়েছেন তিনি। কিন্তু পশ্চিমবঙ্গ সরকার তো সম্প্রতি গ্রামে সেচ-নলকূপ ব্যবহারের উপরে নিয়ন্ত্রণ তুলে দিয়েছে! এমনকী চাষিরা যাতে ভূগর্ভের জল আরও বেশি করে সেচের কাজে লাগাতে পারেন, সেই লক্ষ্যে সেচ-পাম্পে ভর্তুকির ব্যবস্থাও করা হয়েছে! এ নিয়ে তিনি কী বলছেন?
গৌরাঙ্গবাবুর জবাব, “ভূগর্ভস্থ জল সংশ্লিষ্ট রাজ্যের সম্পত্তি। তা ছাড়া রাজ্য সরকারের পৃথক ভূ-জল পর্ষদ রয়েছে। রাজ্যই সিদ্ধান্ত নেবে।” সঙ্কটের পিছনে তিনি শুধু কৃষি-সেচে ভূগর্ভস্থ জলের ব্যবহারকে দায়ী করতে নারাজ। কেন্দ্রীয় পর্ষদের অধিকর্তার কথায়, “দেশে জীবনযাত্রায় পরিবর্তন আসায় গেরস্থালির কাজেও মাটির নীচের জলের ব্যবহার বাড়ছে। ফলে ভাঁড়ারে টান পড়ছে।” নদী-বিশেষজ্ঞ কল্যাণ রুদ্র জানান, ফি বছর রাজ্যের ১৭৪টি ব্লকে ২০ সেন্টিমিটার করে জলস্তর নেমে যাচ্ছে। অন্তত সমীক্ষায় তা-ই ধরা পড়েছে বলে কল্যাণবাবুর দাবি।
পাতাল-জলের ভাণ্ডারে এ হেন দুর্দশার ছবি স্পষ্ট কেন্দ্রীয় ভূ-জল পর্ষদের তথ্যেও। তা অনুযায়ী, পশ্চিমবঙ্গের ৩৮টি জেলায় ভূগর্ভস্থ জলস্তর আধা-সঙ্কটাপন্ন (সেমি ক্রিটিক্যাল)
Source: ৪ পৌষ ১৪২০ শুক্রবার ২০ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৩

600 MW of solar rooftop installations on homes by 2018

Going by the 2011 Census, India has around 330 million houses, with 140 million houses having proper roofs which can accommodate on an average 1-3kWp of solar PV system. Among the 140 million houses, around 130 million are having two rooms. Besides, there are other commercial buildings, shopping complexes and offices that can accommodate larger solar PV capacities. Taking into account the houses with two rooms, approximately 25000 MW of solar capacity can be installed by putting solar panels on 20 per cent of the roofs.

With quality sunshine around the year, and huge availability of rooftop space in the country, India can kick out the power woes by installing solar panels on them. As of now, there is clear lack of awareness and the will to harness the potential that could help the country address the issue of energy security to a greater extent.

A market study on the residential solar segment in India and estimates that this market will grow up to 600 MW by 2018. This equates to at least 200,000 residential consumers adopting solar in the next 5 years.  We arrived at this estimate based on factors such as irradiation, power demand-supply situation and future effect of net metering (exchange of power from the grid). (Source: BRIDGE TO INDIA)

Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Delhi are expected to be early adopters of residential solar primarily due to high power tariffs in Maharashtra and Delhi and power deficit in Tamil Nadu. The adoption rate is mainly driven by need for reliable power and does not take government incentive into consideration. That indeed would be an added advantage, given the high cost of rooftop systems. Government support improves the viability of these rooftop plants. For example- recently, Tamil Nadu announced a subsidy of 50% to install a solar rooftop plant of 1kW (without batteries) for residential systems for the first 10,000 applicants. Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh will also become key states going forward because of the high power demand in these states.

However, the distributed solar market in India is very fragmented with lots of small, regional players. This creates a problem for end consumers as to how to differentiate various vendors and their product offerings.

Green Business Workshops & Training

To turn the youth into green jobs, we need to train and educate youth such that they have the skills that match the work required for development. India today faces a major skills mismatch in the job market, where workers do not have the specific skills that business leaders need in their employees.

At IST we aim to provide the PV solar technical skills with business and personnel management. We place focus on practical based learning with a stronger emphasis on skills, along with using the latest case studies. This form of learning will also demonstrate a model to build a new education system for India, founded on practical realities that our future workers will face.

Green energy Training and Workshops

IST provides training courses and workshops with basic skills and knowledge on climate change and environmental sustainability within business, that will increase your green job potential. We will do an introduction on PV solar system and its solutions, an over view of the carbon markets, environmental regulation, changing market forces and stakeholder values, and finally case studies from different industries exemplifying the Green jobs created.

If you are interested in a more detailed program and quotes please send your request and details to .

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Accelerating Solar Energy at the Local Level

There are some common misunderstandings about solar technologies that we run into, that we need to clear up so that you can all become advocates for solar if you are not already.

hroughout the course you will learn a range of practical skills to enable you to work as a domestic installer. You will be assigned your own consumer unit and from there build lighting circuits, socket outlet circuits, cooker & shower circuits and much more. You will also learn the essentials of earthing and bonding as well as how to correctly use the tools of the trade. 

Monday, 16 December 2013

Green Energy Technology in Public Buildings

Green Energy Technology in Public Buildings

Building Energy will help you understand your options. 

Solar technology is advancing rapidly and Dynamic Solar Tech is at the forefront. With our creative design team and today’s technologies you have choices beyond standard solar panel installations. Contact us for a FREE COMPETITIVE quote for using solar to generate electricity and to heat domestic water. We are experienced in Solar PV (Photovoltaic), Solar Hot Water systems.
Solar energy offers these advantages
over conventional energy:
■ Free after recovering upfront capital costs. Payback time can be relatively short.
■ Available everywhere and inexhaustible.
■ Clean, reducing demand for fossil fuels and hydroelectricity, and their environmental drawbacks.
■ Can be building-integrated, which can reduce energy distribution needs.
Building Energy’s team of experienced solar professionals will help you understand, assess, and plan the solar energy solution that best meets your needs. We will work as your partner through all the various stages of solar system implementation including site assessment, component selection, and installation.
A Site Assessment includes a shading analysis, roof inspection and review of your existing mechanical systems. We will also review your recent utility bills with you so that we can recommend the best system to meet your energy requirements.
Building design issues Careful solar design can:
■ Maximize possible solar transmission and absorption in winter to minimize or reduce to zero the heating energy consumption, while preventing overheating.
■ Use received solar gains for instantaneous heating load and store the remainder in embodied thermal mass or specially built storage devices.
■ Reduce heat losses using insulation and windows with high solar heat gain factors.
■ Employ shading control devices or strategically planted deciduous trees to exclude summer solar gains that create additional cooling load.
■ Employ natural ventilation to transfer heat from hot zones to cool zones in winter and for natural cooling in the summer; use ground-source cooling and heating to transfer heat to and from the underground, which is more or less at a constant temperature, and utilize evaporative cooling.
Design procedure
The initial design steps in solar design are to:
1. Set performance targets for energy sources and uses.
2. Minimize heating and cooling loads through orientation, massing, envelope and landscape design.
3. Maximize solar and other renewable energy to meet the building load, then to design efficient systems that are integrated with the building envelope performance characteristics.
4. Use simple energy simulation tools and detailed simulations in evaluating options at the early design stages and later to assess alternatives.
Wondering if you should FINANCE TO OWN OR LEASE your solar system? 

Our services include:

  • FREE Site evaluation
  • Technology and product recommendations
  • Return on investment calculations
  • System design
  • Permitting
  • System installation
For those who want a more aesthetic solar installation, building-integrated or building-applied solutions are the answer. Talk to us before you talk to your architect or designer to include these ideas in your designs.

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Solar-Green Cities

State-wise list of 48 Cities for which in-principle approval has been given
Sl.No. State Cities for which in-principle approval given 
1. Andhra Pradesh 1.  Vijaywada*

Assam 2.  Guwahati , 3.  Jorhat*

Arunachal Pradesh 4.  Itanagar*

Chandigarh 5. Chandigarh *

Chhattisgarh 6.  Bilaspur* , 7.  Raipur*

Gujarat 8.  Rajkot* , 9.  Gandhinagar* , 10.Surat

Goa 11.  Panji City*

Haryana 12. Gurgaon* , 13. Faridabad*

Himachal Pradesh 14.  Shimla * , 15.  Hamirpur*

Karnataka 16. Mysore* , 17. Hubli-Dharwad*

Kerala 18. Thiruvananthapuram , 19. Kochi

Maharashtra 20. Nagpur* , 21. Thane* , 22.Kalyan-Dombiwali* ,              23. Aurangabad , 24. Nanded , 25. Shirdi

Madhya Pradesh 26. Indore , 27.Gwalior* , 28. Bhopal , 29. Rewa

Manipur 30. Imphal*

Mizoram 31. Aizawl*

Nagaland 32. Kohima* , 33. Dimapur

Orissa 34. Bhubaneswar

Punjab 35.  Amritsar* , 36.  Ludhiana*, 37.  SAS Nagar (Mohali)

Rajasthan 38. Ajmer , 39. Jaipur , 40. Jodhpur*

Tamil Nadu 41. Coimbatore

Tripura 42. Agartala*

Uttrakhand 43. Dehradun* , 44. Haridwar & Rishikesh* , 45. Chamoli-Gopeshwar

Uttar Pradesh 46. Agra* , 47. Moradabad*

West Bengal 48. Howrah
     * Sanction issued for these Cities

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Environmental Education through Green-Club

Students are initially invited to help with our local environmental activities and those who are interested are then selected to enroll. The membership fee is 10 rupees, and they receive a Green Club note book.

Objectives of the Green Club
Their objectives are:

  1. To create awareness of biodiversity conservation and local environmental issues among schoolchildren.
  2. To create a ‘clean and green consciousness’ among students through various innovative methods.
  3. To involve Green Club students in open-orientation programmes in schools and public areas.

Phase 1: environmental awareness programmes

One-day environmental education camp
One-day environmental education camp (EEC) are exclusively for Green Club students. Once a Green Club is formed, all members are brought together to the Genetic Garden, and briefed with a short introduction about: the environment, an explanation of Green Club goals, a slide show on the vanishing forest, a video on “Green Health”, as well as an overall description of the present status and future threats to plants. This is followed by a guided walk around the Garden, where they see native medicinal plants and threatened floras, as well as the waste recycling unit. Before their departure, students are divided into groups for an informal quiz to gauge their understanding and get feedback about the EEC. The group winners are provided with a small token gift. At the end of the day, students are encouraged to write imaginatively about their experiences.

The strength of the one-day programmes is that, for many students, this is their first time out of their classroom in a more informal learning environment. For them it is an unusual and exciting experience. It is important to us that we treat each student as our friend and encourage him or her to interact with us freely. Green Club coordinators from different schools have commented that, after a programme, students have volunteered to water plants, clean their school campus and generally get involved in environmental work.

Core team teachers and the Teachers Forum
The core team for this environmental education work is a group of enthusiastic teachers that represent schools from each eco-zone.

Phase 2: the impact of our awareness programmes

We have created several programmes to help students’ understanding and imagination:

Growing and maintaining medicinal plants at school and at home
After attending our training programmes, motivated students have collected tree species from our Garden nursery or from the local forest nursery, and grown these trees in their schools. These students are collectively taking care of each tree. A lot of students have also collected medicinal plants from Genetic Garden, and planted them in their backyards. By planting specific plants useful in primary health care, families now know more about medicinal plants and believe in their indigenous medicine.

Green Club students are encouraged to work in the Gardens in their own time. The Green School Garden is divided into medicinal, green vegetable, nutrition and an herbal demonstration garden. The overall objective of the Garden is to grow plants and encourage the students and public, to access medicinal plants for their primary health care use. The students look after the watering and weeding, and organically maintain the Garden with effective utilisation of solid waste and organic pest control measures.

Phase 3: open-orientation programmes

Part of our training is to take the Green Club students onto the streets to help spread awareness to the public.
Cleaning schools and public places
Once a year, Green Club students meet to evaluate their work and fill in a questionnaire. They are also expected to get involved in the waste-recycling management: cleaning public streets, removing plastic carrier-bags, bottles, plastics and organic waste. Carrier-bags and organic waste are then buried in a deep pit. Green Club students are also encouraged to clean their school once a fortnight. Cleaning includes organic composting and taking care of the gardens.

Phase 4: planning the future of the Green Clubs

We are planning to establish 100 Green Clubs, so that local schools can access our resources and create awareness among students and the wider community, for the protection of our environment and biodiversity conservation.


Any successful project requires determination, dedication, commitment and an active role-model. We have also recognised the need to create a strong, consensual network between all members. We should always keep in mind the following maxims:


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