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Dreaming Up Solutions for a Post-Grid World

We know that there is a looming power crisis. We know that there is an environmental crisis. We know that there is a world of remarkable new innovations and technologies that can solve both. And yet, we know the uptake … Continue reading

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Grand Challenges Innovations at Design Public

The first day at the Design Public Conclave last week was dedicated to brainstorming new cross-sectoral engagement models to promote innovation in four challenge areas – post-grid energy, equitable water and sanitation, smarter cities and nimble agriculture. Participants split up … Continue reading

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Taking Forward Innovation in the Challenge Tracks

The fourth panel at the Design Public Conclave will focus on how to take forward innovation in the four challenge tracks that were discussed on the first day of the Conclave. Discussion leaders from the previous day, along with sector-specific … Continue reading

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Post-Grid Energy: The Challenge for Design Public IV

Despite a sea change in rural connectivity and the dramatic unfolding of a mobile revolution in India over this past decade, the number of households with access to electricity remains dismally low. The conventional grid is unable to meet the … Continue reading

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How To Make Our Cities Energy Smart?

An exhaustive study taken up by the National Resources Defence Council and the Administrative Staff College states that building energy-smart cities is the fastest and easiest way to address Indian energy crisis. Study stresses that State Governments and other stakeholders … Continue reading

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Innovation that Harnesses Sea Waves for Energy

Confronted with a grim power situation due to its massive demand and unsustainable sources, various alternatives like wind, solar or tidal energy have often been proposed. An Indian innovator has gone a step further and has come up with a … Continue reading

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Looking for Off-Grid Solutions?

Considering that merely 12 percent of energy is generated through renewable sources, comprising small hydro, bio-mass, wind and solar power, India is seeking Israel’s expertise in the renewable energy sector in an attempt to increase the share of renewables in … Continue reading

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Concentrated Solar Power: A Sustainable Initiative

With the ever increasing demand for power in rapidly growing cities throughout the country, there stands a pressing need to look for alternative, sustainable ways of harnessing energy. A recent NRDC report shows that Concentrated Solar Power (CSP), a specific-type … Continue reading

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A grass-root level innovation to make power affordable

In the process of reaching out to experts, I interviewed Mr. Sushil Kumar Srivastava, who is the general Manager of Tata Power Delhi Distribution (TPDDL). Tata Power Delhi Distribution used community development initiatives in slum clusters to enhance its revenues, … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Pecha Kucha Night #13 (part 3/3)

This is the third and final post in a series of articles providing an overview of the Pecha Kucha night at the American Center last Thursday. One week after the event, I still feel energized by the presentations I witnessed … Continue reading

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