Working on a new Site

Hi, as I promised, I'm working on a new site which also has the facility of discussion and user article submission. Won't say much, go check out

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Counterpoints; Explained

There are some counterpoints regarding my idea (see previous post) of offshore solar power plants. I'll explain them below;
Point 1: It would deprive sunlight to the part of ocean below and will affect marine ecology.

Yes, surely it would block sunrays from entering the ocean below and thereby less oxygen will be generated by undersea plants & phytoplanktons and it would affect marine life, but we can avoid that problem by using this process;

In this process raw material is water (H2O), final product is Hydrogen and by product is Oxygen, means oxygen is generated as a waste in this process much like in trees. We can simply dissolve this oxygen in the sea-water below and avoid the ecological problem.

Now, this reaction works only at high tempreatures which is easily obtainable in solar concentrators, which is exactly what I plan to use.
The hydrogen generated can be used directly in fuel cells or we can use it to generate electricity on-board and then transmit that electricity through undersea cables.

Comments are invited

A fuel cell car.

Friday, November 25, 2005

The Big Idea

oil rig

So, How can you convert this beautiful oil-rig into something which is far more beautiful and eco-friendly...?
I will tell you! Just place a large parabolic solar concentrator on the top and derive useful and non-polluting energy from it and what's more, you can even track the sun easily, just lift up'n'down its large four feet to adjust. Imagine!!!
This idea is Copyright © Mridul,

Solar Rig

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


Today I got another issue of Renewable Energy World Magazine, a bi-monthly dose of fresh new developments in the renewable energy world. And the Amazing thing about it is that it’s Free. Cover story in this issue is ‘How the PV industry manages environmental issues’ and a special report on Global Status of Renewables. My favourite article on Concentrating Photovoltaic

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Vogan completed (scroll below)

Tim & Scott Witness test

Scott OK

Robin putting mounts together

Randy, Laxmi & Tim

These set of pictures show installation of solar PV modules in MIT

Monday, November 14, 2005

Heh Heh! Well this could be powering our home in the 'not too distant future'

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Captured in Mussoorie , India. Exciting hill-station to visit. Rich flora & fauna, cool climate, mountains, low pollution all this and more. So get going!
And by the way, I happened to be there for my SAT II test at Woodstock school

Kempty Falls, Mussorie

Sunset View

Thursday, November 03, 2005

MIT World

Here’s a link to MIT-World where you can watch a lecture on this topic
Energy for the Coming Decades: Trends and Technologies