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Energy and Lighting

In the Indian energy sector, the urgent need to improve the distribution and develop new renewable generation capacity to reduce coal and petroleum imports has resulted in the promotion of smart grid technologies and rapid diversification into renewables. Lighting is identified as a key area to achieve energy conservation and demand management and to create a thriving electronics manufacturing industry around LEDs. With a supportive policy regime from the federal and state governments and serious interest from commercial players, Energy and Lighting is shaping up to be a key growth sector in India. Our objective is to provide timely, practical guidance on these developments for creating commercial value.

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Rethinking Cross-border Innovation

Our research has identified three generic cross-border challenges based on the Triple Chasm Model:Cross-border R&D or Technology Translation;Cross-border Chasm II Translation;and Cross-border Chasm III Translation More »

Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Indian Smart Grid: New Opportunities

The India Smart Grid Forum was launched by the Ministry of Power in 2010 and the Indian Smart Grid Task Force was then set up to create a roadmap for development of smart grids in India. The vision set out in 2013 by the Task Force includes the integration of renewable energy sources and all... More »

Friday, June 13, 2014

The big push on LEDs in India

LED sales in India currently are about US $200 million per annum, under 10% of the total market for lighting in India. Widespread deployment of LED lighting, however, would lead to dramatic reductions in power consumption in India, which has concentrated the minds of policy makers, facing the... More »

Friday, June 13, 2014

Solar has a long way to go in India

Solar energy currently accounts for only about 0.8% of the total power generation capacity in India. The Indian Government launched the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission (JNNSM), the key driver for the development of the solar energy sector in India. The mission, in its three phases, aims... More »

Friday, June 13, 2014

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