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Aklavya Sharan

Aklavya Sharan has completed his MBA in Project Management from Sikkim Manipal University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Aklavya worked at the Decentralised Energy Systems India Pvt. Ltd. and NETPRO Renewable Energy, for 19 years. His research interests lie in the areas of project development work, busine...

Ragasudha

Ragasudha, Associate HR, holds  an MBA in HR from the Bharathiar University, Coimbatore and a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Sri Krishnadevaraya University, Andhra Pradesh. She has previously worked at Centum Electronics Pvt Ltd and has eight years of experience in the field of HR. Her...

Deepu Ramachar

Deepu Ramachar holds a Master’s degree in Computer Application from KNS Institute of Technology, Bangalore and a BSc. from Bangalore University. She has previously worked as an Intern at Unisys Global Services as a software engineer. She has got seven months of experience as an Asp.net Softwar...

Ranganathan P.

P. Ranganathan, Principal Member-Technical Staff , holds a degrees in Commerce and Computer Science and has worked for over 15 years in the IT Industry with vast experience in handling diversified projects on web and client-server. Prior to CSTEP, he was associated with Xsysys Technologies Pvt. Ltd....

Harshid Sridhar

Harshid Sridhar is a Senior Research Engineer working in the areas of power systems and distributed energy systems. He holds a Master’s degree in Engineering (Power and Energy Systems) from Arizona State University, USA, and a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from Anna University. Pr...

Mahesh Kumar

Mahesh Kumar is currently pursuing CA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bangalore. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from Bangalore University. He has previously worked as an Accounts Manager at Online Instruments India Pvt. Ltd and has 8 years of experience in the are...

Gayathri Muralidharan

Gayathri Muralidharan holds a Master’s degree in Regional Planning from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi. Prior to joining CSTEP she worked at Egis Geoplan Pvt. Ltd. Her areas of interest include study of issues in urban development and in providing sustainable & smart soluti...

Jaymin Gajjar

Jaymin has completed his M.Tech in Energy System & Technologies from Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, Gandhinagar, Gujarat and a B.Tech (Electronics & Communication) from Gujarat University. Prior to joining CSTEP, he worked with Gujarat Energy Research & Management Institute (GERM...

Dr. Pratima Singh

Dr. Pratima Singh holds a Doctoral Degree in Natural Resources (Energy and Environment) from TERI University, New Delhi. Her doctoral research was on “Energy use and GHG emission analysis of urban wastewater infrastructure and scoping for use of renewable energy resources”. Her work focu...

Gopal Berry

Gopal Berry graduated in Commerce from EIILM (Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management) Gurgaon. Prior to joining CSTEP, Gopal worked with IHDP Business Park, Shahi Exports Pvt. Ltd, Sharda Exports and Hem Stich India for 12 years. His interests lie in the areas of vendor management a...

Ananya Chatterjee

Ananya Chatterjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Visvesvaraya Technological University. Prior to joining CSTEP, Ananya worked at Feedback Infra Pvt. Ltd. & Marsons Ltd. for 5 years. Her research interests lie in the areas of power, energy and in...

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 Roadmap for Scaling-up Deployment of Decentralised Solar Thermal Technologies of India

Suresh N.S., Research Engineer from CSTEP, attended a stakeholder workshop on “Roadmap for scaling up deployment of decentralised solar thermal technologies in India” in Pune. This Stakeholder workshop was organised by Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd, in association with Shakti Su...

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....

Training on Folklore Payroll application

Manjunatha E, Associate Finance from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended an orientation training session on Folklore Payroll application organised by Greytip Software Pvt. Ltd....

SolarCon India 2013

Thirumalai NC, Saptak Ghosh, Venkatesh Vunnam, Ritesh Jain and Bhupesh Verma, researchers from CSTEP attended the 5th SOLARCON India titled “Balancing Energy Supply & Demand in the region – the need for a complete PV eco-system from materials to power generation “ held at KTPO ...

Talk on Initiating Offshore Wind Projects in India

Mr. Malolan R. Cadambi, Managing Director, Greenshore Energy Pvt. Ltd. delivered a talk at CSTEP on Initiating Offshore Wind Projects in India....

Fourth Wind Discussion Forum

CSTEP co-organised the Fourth Wind Discussion Forum with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation and Idam Infrastructure Advisory Pvt. Ltd. in Bangalore on March 9, 2015....

Workshop on PV Module Reliability in Hot Climates

Workshop on PV Module Reliability in Hot Climates, Mumbai, October 18-20, 2015....

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...

An empirical model for ramp analysis of utility-scale solar PV power

An empirical model for ramp analysis of utility-scale solar PV power, Solar Energy, Volume 107, September 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...

How Did China become the largest Solar PV Manufacturing Country?

How Did China become the largest Solar PV Manufacturing Country?...

State-level Policy Analysis for PV Module Manufacturing in India

State-level Policy Analysis for PV Module Manufacturing in India, CSTEP-India (Bhupesh Verma & Ganesh Pavaskar), RAND-USA (Tobi Oluwatola & Aimee Curtright)....

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...

Wind Power

CSTEP has used Geographical Information System (GIS) to estimate the wind potential for Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. The approach involved the calculation of wind power at higher heights, overlaid with Geographical Information Systems (GIS) that enabled land-use analyses. CSTEP has also examined th...

Tarun Kapoor and G V Balaram

Mr. Tarun Kapoor, Joint Secretary, MNRE and Mr. G V Balaram, MD, KREDL visited CSTEP to interact with researchers about research on Solar Energy and project on Rooftop PV feasibility in Bangalore....

An analysis of how state level policies drive the growth of PV manufacturing in India

An analysis of how state level policies drive the growth of PV manufacturing in India, Bhupesh Verma and Ganeshprasad Pavaskar, Business India, January 30, 2017...

Workshop on PV Module Reliability in Hot Climates

Workshop on PV Module Reliability in Hot Climates, Mumbai, October 18-20, 2015. Click to view write-up Workshop on PV Module Reliability in Hot Climates...

Workshop on Roadmap for Scaling-up Deployment of Decentralised Solar Thermal Technologies of India

Suresh N.S., Research Engineer from CSTEP, attended a stakeholder workshop on “Roadmap for scaling up deployment of decentralised solar thermal technologies in India” in Pune. This Stakeholder workshop was organised by Greentech Knowledge Solutions Pvt. Ltd, in association with Shakti Su...

Training on Folklore Payroll application

Manjunatha E, Associate Finance from the Center for Study of Science Technology and Policy (CSTEP) attended an orientation training session on Folklore Payroll application organised by Greytip Software Pvt. Ltd. Click to view write-up Training on Folklore Payroll application...

SolarCon India 2013

Thirumalai NC, Saptak Ghosh, Venkatesh Vunnam, Ritesh Jain and Bhupesh Verma, researchers from CSTEP attended the 5th SOLARCON India titled “Balancing Energy Supply & Demand in the region – the need for a complete PV eco-system from materials to power generation “ held at KTPO ...

FOWIND

Under the Indo European Co-operation on Renewable Energy Program, European Union has funded a consortium led by the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) and comprising the Center for Study of Science, Technology and Policy (CSTEP), Garrad Hassan India Pvt. Ltd (GL GH), Gujarat Power Corporation Limited...

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...

Satarupa Sen Bhattacharya, Associate Editor, Oorvani Media Pvt Ltd

It was a pleasure to be here and interact with the researchers. There was a lot of warmth and appreciation for whatever I was able to share and I hope to be able to take things forward. Thank you for your time and hospitality....

U B Reddy, MD, ENERFRA Projects Pvt Ltd

Interactive and challenging discussion. CSTEP has excellent set-up. Very happy to participate....