Best Projects 2018 features all the nominated entries submitted to the Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition under ‘Submit your Project’ category. All the entries consist of innovative projects run by existing enterprises in the form of businesses, NGOs or informal programs. If you want to know the 10 finalists in this category click HERE
Concentrated Solar Power Plant
Explain your project in details:
Concentrated Solar Power(CSP) Technologies Concentrated solar power (also called concentrating solar power, concentrated solar thermal, and CSP) systems generate solar power by using mirrors or lenses to concentrate a large area of sunlight, or solar thermal energy, onto a small area. Electricity is generated when the concentrated light is converted to heat, which drives a heat engine (usually a steam turbine) connected to an electrical power generator. CSP is being widely commercialized and t growth is expected to continue at a fast pace in India.CSP is not to be confused with concentrated photovoltaics (CPV). In CPV, the concentrated sunlight is converted directly to electricity via the photovoltaic effect. Most current CSP plants( 90%) are based on trough technology, but tower technology is increasing and linear Fresnel installations emerging.
Impact of your enterprise on sustainable development
Renewable energy is fast becoming an important component of total energy mix in India. Since renewable energy’s expansion is happening at a rapid pace, it was felt that the sustainable governance and management aspects of its expansion is critical in its growth and needs to be studied. Accordingly, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy commissioned a study to understand Developmental Impact and Sustainable Governance aspects of Renewable Energy Projects. The study report has now been prepared and may be seen at “Developmental Impact and Sustainable Governance aspects of Renewable Energy Projects”.
Sustainability and future plans
Solar energy is an enormous resource that is readily available in all countries throughout the world, and all the space above the earth. Long ago, scientists calculated that an hour’s worth of sunlight bathing the planet held far more energy than humans worldwide could consume in a year. I firmly believe that India should accelerate the use of all forms of renewable energy (photovoltaic, thermal solar, solar lamps, solar pumps, wind power, biomass, biogas, and hydro), and more proactively promote energy efficiency. However, in this article, I will only focus on the use of Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) technology to meet India’s future energy needs.
Your profile as an entrepreneur
HI, I am a 24 years old person with the desire of creating change towards innovation. I have studied electrical engineering. I am able minded to change and open to develop myself in my career pathway.currently , I am participating with the idea which addresses two different UN sustainable Development Goals. Industry innovation and infrastructure.