oct 8th, 2006
thanks, avinash, for this information.
the future is clearly in alternative energies. although i am personally partial to solar.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Some good news on the alternative energy front. Last year I was asked to come up with a feasibility study and approximate cost estimate for installing a wind turbine at my workplace. Since then I've been following the wind energy developments quite closely. It seems that India has quite high level of participation in wind energy development. There are several small wind turbine manufacturers in India. Being an environmental engineer, I am always on the lookout for more ways to deal with environmental problems in countries like India. Unfortunately, the only countries that can afford environmental cleanup and environmental standards compliance are the rich ones. However, simple measures (like rain water harvesting, which my father has implemented in his house in Sullia, and biogas generation) are easy enough to execute. They also have very low operating costs. My main interest lies in biological waste treatment, an expertise which can also be used in biological energy generation.