A collection of thoughts, resources and ongoing research pertaining to environmental design and analysis + visualization and related tech.

Announcing the Solar Resource Tool – a part of The Solar India Project

March 5, 2011


India Solar Insolation Data

Solar Resource Tool (SRT) is an easy-to-use, visualization tool for solar radiation for any location in India. SRT is front end, a Graphical User Interface (GUI) to the NREL developed hourly solar insolation data for India.

Biophilia and Biomimicry: My take on nature after a visit to the NY Botanical Garden

March 2, 2011


Hanging Gardens

A lot of us find inspiration in nature and I’m no different. I like nature; it calms me, perks me up and inspires me. I’m not always surrounded by it, but when I am, I’m happy. I bet this goes for a lot of you out there. There has been a lot of talk in […]

India Solar Resource Maps

January 9, 2011


India Annual DNI solar map

I’ve got some old but exciting news!! The U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in cooperation with India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), through funding from the U.S. Department of Energy(DOE) recently released solar maps for India; Now this is very exciting news considering the timing of the Solar India Project. I was […]

Posted in: GIS, Solar, Solar Thermal

New Year Resolutions!!

January 8, 2011


Happy New Year!! Making resolutions is not something I usually do but this year I’ve decided to make one:  blog at least 2 posts every month. This means that by the end of 2011, I should have 24 posts at a minimum. This sounds easy, but let’s see how this one goes!

The Solar India Project

April 22, 2010


Prologue: Have you ever run into information dead-end on the web while researching certain ‘green’ topics or sustainable initiatives in India? I know it is limiting to just stick with the WWW but it’s the first place we tend to look, especially if you are living outside of India. Most times, I find bits and […]

NREL’s Open PV project

April 18, 2010


NREL PV dashboard

Just when I had started working on creating a SHW database for India, I come across this awesome open-source PV database/map. Not only has this encouraged me to keep working on the SHW database but also given me a couple of ideas that helped clear my head and how I should go about the SHW […]

Posted in: Solar, Visualization