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Solar Resource Tool featured in India Solar Compass!

September 28, 2011

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Over the last few months, I received great positive feedback on the Solar Resource Tool. I’m really happy that this tool is useful to professionals in the solar industry. Recently, Mohit Anand from BRIDGE TO INDIA got in touch with me requesting to use the graphs from the tool in their April issue of ‘India […]

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

March 5, 2011

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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.

India Solar Resource Maps

January 9, 2011

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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 […]

The Solar India Project

April 22, 2010

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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

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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 […]

Solar Maps

April 13, 2010

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In relation to the previous post, here are some solar maps created using GIS: > The San Francisco Solar Map (one of the first maps created in the US) > Boston Solar Map > LA county solar map > PVGIS (European Solar maps)

Mapping the Solar Potential of Rooftops using GIS

April 13, 2010

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To kick-off, I’m posting a research project I worked on while at Carnegie Mellon University in 2008. The idea was to develop a working prototype using Geographical Information System (GIS) as the main tool to map rooftop solar potential of buildings at an urban scale. The scope of the project was limited to public buildings and […]