Abstract: India is blessed with high solar insolation all through the year in most parts of the country. Can the aggressive target of 175 GW of installed wind and solar energy capacity be met by 2022? The governmental agencies are emphasizing on installing photovoltaic panels in large parks and on rooftops of buildings to harness solar energy. However, the electricity storage and transmission to meet the evening and morning peak hour demand is still a challenge. The talk discusses about other solar technologies that can be attempted to generate electricity to meet the peak demand in the country.
About the Speaker: The speaker, Dr. Sheela K. Ramasesha, is a member of the Energy and Environment group of NIAS. She obtained her PhD from Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru. She has worked in many universities and organizations around the world. She is currently working in the general research area of renewable energies, policies, pollution and health issues associated with breathing bad air.