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Dr. Krishnan S S

Dr. S.S. Krishnan holds a Ph.D. and a Master's in Computer and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Prior to CSTEP, he worked with the Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University and has worked extensively on major collaborative projects with Indian and global entities i...

Thirumalai N.C.

Thirumalai N.C. is a Senior Research Scientist involved in the domain of solar thermal system design and experimental aerodynamics at CSTEP. He holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering. He has over 9 years of experience in the field of R&D....

Badri Shanmukeshwara Rao

Badri S. Rao is a Senior Research Engineer working on the techno-economic and policy assessment of Concentrated Solar Power Technologies in India at CSTEP. He holds a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical...

Saptak Ghosh

Saptak Ghosh is a Senior Research Engineer working with the Energy team at CSTEP. He has been working on projects concerning solar photovoltaics and integrated waste management frameworks for India. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from RV College of Enginee...

Vaishalee Dash

Vaishalee Dash, Senior Research Engineer, is working on assessing different uses of solar energy for off-grid applications and life cycle analysis of new solar cell materials at CSTEP. She holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur. Her work has been published by both ...

Prof. Ramaswamy M A

Prof. M.A. Ramaswamy holds a Ph.D. from the California Institute of Technology. Prior to CSTEP he worked at Aerodynamics Division of National Aerospace Laboratories for more than 25 years and was head of the division for more than 20 years. He played a major role in the design and setting up of 1.2m...

Prof. Chandrasekaran VS

Prof. V.S. Chandrasekaran holds a Ph.D. from the University of Liverpool. He has recently been awarded Professor Emeritus by IIT Bombay, Mumbai for his outstanding contributions made to IIT Bombay. Prior to CSTEP, he served as the head of the Civil Engineering Department and also was the head of the...

Riya Rachel

Riya Rachel Mohan has completed her Master's degree in Energy and Environmental Engineering from VIT University, Vellore, Tamil Nadu and holds a Bachelor's degree in Biotechnology and Biochemical Engineering from University of Kerala. She has about 4 years experience in carbon financed renew...

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...

Suhas Bannur

Suhas Bannur completed his M.S in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. His areas of interest include Solar Thermal, Fluid Mechanical Heat Transfer, Thermodynamics and New Product Development....

Yuvaraja S K

Yuvaraja S K has completed his Masters in Digital Electronics from Visvesvaraya Technological University, Karnataka. He worked as an intern at BSNL - Dept. of FTTH, Bengaluru. His areas of interest include solar vehicles....

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...

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...

International Conference on Solar and Wind PPA Challenges and Opportunities for Power Sales in Open Market

Nagalakshmi P., Research Analyst from CSTEP attended a conference on 'Solar and Wind PPA Challenges and Opportunities for Power Sales in Open Market', organised by Cerebral Business Research, in association with the Solar Energy Society of India (SESI) in New Delhi....

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....

SERIIUS Symposium Research Directions in Solar Energy 2014

Dr Anshu Bharadwaj, Executive Director, CSTEP presented at the symposium ‘Research Directions in Solar Energy - 2014’ which was organised by the Solar Energy Research Institute for India and the United States (SERIIUS), as part of its outreach activities....

Workshop on Solar Thermal Testing and Simulator Facility

G Srilakshmi, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a one day workshop on “Solar Thermal Testing and Simulator Facility” organised by the Department of Energy Science and Engineering, IIT-Bombay (IIT-B) in their campus in Mumbai....

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 Orb Energy

Damian Miller, Chief Executive Officer, Orb Energy delivered a talk on his organisation. Orb Energy, a Bangalore based organisation, has a variety of clean, solar energy systems designed to help one overcome power cuts and save money. They supply solar products for electricity and water heating, as ...

Talk titled SELCO MODEL of disseminating Solar Solution to Rural India

Dr. Harish Hande, Co-founder and Managing Director of SELCO-India visited CSTEP and delivered a talk the SELCO MODEL of disseminating Solar Solution to Rural India....

Workshop on Solar Xchange: Village-scale Solar Power Supply Models

Meera Sudhakar, Research Scientist at CSTEP was invited to attend a workshop titled "Solar Xchange: Village-scale solar power supply models” organised by TERI, Bangalore on April 22, 2015 in their campus....

Meeting on “100 Gigawatts of Solar by 2022”

Sandhya Sundararagavan (Research Scientist) and Vaishalee Dash (Research Engineer) attended a discussion meeting on “100 Gigawatts of Solar by 2022? Challenges and Implications” at NIAS, on May 13, 2015....

Talk on Business models and implementation strategies for rooftop solar and distributed energy resources for Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited

Dr. Priya Sreedharan, Technical Advisor, USAID delivered a talk on "Business models and implementation strategies for rooftop solar and distributed energy resources for Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited" at CSTEP on June 5, 2015...

Talk by Dr. T. Venkatakrishnaiah: Lecture 2

Dr. T. Venkatakrishnaiah, Advisor, CSTEP delivered a lecture on ‘Study of Solar Hybrid Gas Turbine Plant' on July 2, 2015 at CSTEP....

Korea – Karnataka Solar Partnership & Development; Solar Energy Forum

Bhupesh Verma, Research Analyst, and Ganeshprasad Pavaskar, Research Engineer from CSTEP participated in a Solar Energy Forum on Korea- Karnataka Solar Partnership & development organised by the consulate General of the Republic of Korea, Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce & Indust...

Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-Grids

Vaishalee Dash, Research Engineer from CSTEP attended a Workshop on Solar Photovoltaics and Micro-grids, organised by FluxGen Engineering Technologies, in association with Divecha Centre for Climate Change, IISc. in Bengaluru on March 21, 2016....

Implementation of Smart Grid Pilot Project at Chandapura: Project kick-off meeting

A kick-off meeting for the smart grid pilot project to be implemented at Chandapura was held on May 26 at BESCOM. The project is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India, under its Solar Energy Research Initiative (SERI). The project will be jointly carried out b...

Pre-bid Meeting EU Solar Biomass Project

Representatives from CSTEP, BSPGCL, consultancy firms and bidders participated in this meeting on January 10, 2017....

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....

Talk on “Can Solar, Batteries and EVs Disrupt Energy Industry”

Dr. Kailash Srivastava, PhD, a visiting professor at the Indian Institute Technology, Mandi and Adjunct Faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, delivered a talk titled “Can solar, batteries and EVs disrupt energy industry”, at CSTEP, on July 12, 2017....

Estimation of hourly direct normal irradiance

Direct Normal Irradiance (DNI) data at close intervals of time are essential for the assessment of the energy generated by Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) plants. To accurately predict the output of CSP plants taking into account cloud cover, data at few-minute intervals are required. There was a lon...

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...

Analytical Derivation of Equivalent Functional Form of Explicit J V Model of an Illuminated Solar Cell from Physics Based Implicit Model

Analytical derivation of equivalent functional form of explicit J–V model of an illuminated solar cell from physics based implicit model, Solar Energy, March 2014...

An explicit J–V model of a solar cell using equivalent rational function form for simple estimation of maximum power point voltage

An explicit J–V model of a solar cell using equivalent rational function form for simple estimation of maximum power point voltage...

Analytical Expression of the Physical parameters of an Illuminated Solar Cell using Explicit J-V Model

Analytical Expression of the Physical parameters of an Illuminated Solar Cell using Explicit J-V Model...

Analytical Derivation of Explicit J–V Model of a Solar Cell from Physics Based Implicit Model

Analytical derivation of explicit J–V model of a solar cell from physics based implicit model...

Redesigning the National Solar Mission for Rural India

Redesigning the National Solar Mission for Rural India...

Methodology for sizing the solar field for parabolic trough technology with thermal storage and hybridization

Methodology for sizing the solar field for parabolic trough technology with thermal storage and hybridization...

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...

Challenges and Opportunities for Solar Tower Technology in India

Challenges and Opportunities for Solar Tower Technology in India...

How Did China become the largest Solar PV Manufacturing Country?

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

Incentivising Domestic Manufacturing for a Sustainable Solar Industry

Incentivising Domestic Manufacturing for a Sustainable Solar Industry...

An explicit J–V model of a solar cell for simple fill factor calculation

An explicit J–V model of a solar cell for simple fill factor calculation, Abhik Kaumar Das...

Addressing the Challenges of RE Manufacturing in India: Horizon 2032

The Government of India, through its Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), Modified Special Incentive Package Scheme (MSIPS), National Manufacturing Policy (NMP) and Make in India, has announced several measures and incentives favouring renewable manufacturers. The National Wind Mission a...

A novel approach to determine the non-dimensional heliostat field boundary for solar tower plants

A novel approach to determine the non-dimensional heliostat field boundary for solar tower plants, Gopalakrishnan Srilakshmi, N.S. Suresh, N.C. Thirumalai, M.A. Ramaswamy  ...

Preliminary design of heliostat field and performance analysis of solar tower plants with thermal storage and hybridisation

Preliminary design of heliostat field and performance analysis of solar tower plants with thermal storage and hybridisation...

Solar Energy for Process Heating: a Case Study of Select Indian Industries

Solar Energy for Process Heating: a Case Study of Select Indian Industries...