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Perspectives on Development   
Renewable Energy Technologies
Special Focus on Distributed Power Generation
Potential for applications to rural sectors in India
PROF. Amitav Mallik, Dr. Nitant Mate, Devayani Bhave
Hard Bound Book (6" x 9¼") :   Pages : 96
2008  Edition   :   ISBN 13: 978-81-7188-664-7
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This volume on “Renewable Energy Technologies” has a special focus on distributed power generation (DPG) to highlight the easy applicability of the alternative energy technology, particularly for rural sector in India. In times of rising oil prices and focus on clean technologies, the renewable technologies have an important role to play in future and the book relates the technology to Indian conditions and for ready usability independent of power supply grids and their associated problems.

  About the AUTHORS:    

Professor Amitav Mallik has been a research scientist since 1966 in various defence R&D laboratories in India. His pioneering work in the field of Lasers has been instrumental in development of India’s high power Lasers. Prof. Mallik received the Padmashri award in 2002 for his invaluable contributions. He has also served as Member, National Security Advisory Board (NSAB). He was with the Observer Research Foundation (ORF), New Delhi, as Adviser, Science and Technology.

Dr. Nitant Mate was a consultant with IT Power India and is now working with Kirloskar Company as adviser/consultant in the renewable energy field.

Devayani Bhave is a M.Sc. (Chemistry) from Kings College, London. She worked with ORF as Research Assistant and is presently at the University of Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, working for her PhD.



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Executive Summary

1. Introduction

2. Distributed Power Generation

3. Solar Energy as an Option for DPG

3.1 Economics of SPV DPG

3.2 State-of-the-Art SPV Technologies in the US

3.3 SPV in India

4. Fuel Cells as an Option for DPG

4.1 FC Technologies

4.2 Economics of FC DPG

4.3 FC in India

5. DPG with Renewable Fuels and High Efficiency Systems

5.1 Micro-turbine Technology

5.2 Biodiesel based DPG

5.3 Biogas based DPG

6. Other Renewable Technology Options

6.1 Micro-hydro based DPG

6.2 Wind Turbine based DPG

6.3 Geothermal Energy Sources

7. Choice of DPG Technology for Indian Conditions

7.1 Criteria for Selection of Technologies

7.2 Hybrid Systems as Feasible Business Model

7.3 Economic Viability

7.4 Environmental Sustainability

7.5 Conventional Fuels and RE

8. Summary

8.1 Policy and Regulatory Aspects

8.2 Role of NGOs

8.3 Summary and Conclusions

Annexure-I: MNES Approved PV Manufacturers

Annexure-II: Village Level DPG Proposal


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