Energy

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IIT Bombay professor surveys strategies for applying game theory to distribution of electricity Ever wondered how is it that a bulb lights the moment you switch it on? Every time we switch on an…Continue reading
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IIT Bombay student wins the Gandhian Young Technological Innovation (GYTI) Award for window-mounted solar cooker design The use of solar power for household energy needs is gaining traction. Solar…Continue reading
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Study finds factors responsible for degradation of photovoltaic modules  In a first of its kind study in India, scientists from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IITB) and National Institute of…Continue reading
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Study takes us a step closer to harvesting electricity from heat dissipated from electronic devices Heating up of electronic devices is a pain point in today’s electronic device engineering. It…Continue reading
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Power generation using landfill leachate can prevent pollution and serve as alternate source of electricity, say researchers Most Indian cities are plagued with the problem of inefficient waste…Continue reading
With Air Conditioners, Energy Efficiency Is The Star!
Energy efficient devices contribute significantly towards a greener environment and help tackle climate change. In 2006, the Government of India initiated the program of ‘star labels’ on appliances…Continue reading
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Microgrid is a power pool in which a number of generating sources, storage devices and loads are interconnected with each other to exchange power. A load survey was carried out in the IIT Bombay…Continue reading
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This project deals with supercapacitors, which are high-energy capacitors with much higher capacitance than a conventional capacitance of the same size. They are useful alternatives to conventional…Continue reading
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Three phase modular multilevel converter (MMC) shown below is a laboratory model of a system used at the transmitting and receiving end of high voltage DC transmission (HVDC) system. It is capable of…Continue reading
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Depleting fossil fuels and dangerous changes in environment makes renewable energy very attractive. Due to intermittent nature of the renewable energy resources (RES), energy storage systems (ESS)…Continue reading
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A novel ferrite based semi-modular dual-stack (SMDS) spoke-type BLDC motor is designed and fabricated for a photovoltaic (PV) powered submersible water pump. A new rotor is designed with minimum flux…Continue reading
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Ceiling fan is one of the most widely used home appliances. Unfortunately, it is also one of the most inefficient. The conventional single phase induction motor based ceiling fan consumes up to 70-75…Continue reading
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Half-Heusler thermoelectric materials (crystal structure shown in the figure) have attracted extensive research interest over the last two decades owing to their thermal stability, mechanical…Continue reading
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Hybrid perovskites, CH 3 NH 3 PbI 3 (crystal structure shown on the left figure), is one of the most promising novel materials for solar harvesting. Toxicity of lead (Pb), however, has always…Continue reading
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With the rising demand of the energy, India is looking forward to implement advance technology named fracking to explore previously untapped shale gas resources and to rejuvenate old brown fields. In…Continue reading
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The global energy scenario is in dire need of an overhaul. The goal of meeting the future energy demands is only possible by modernising the exploration and exploitation techniques of the hydrocarbon…Continue reading
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Understanding the flow behavior through fractures is critically important in a wide variety of applications. In many situations, the fluid flow can be highly irregular and non-linear in nature. The…Continue reading
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Two issues that significantly impact the health of the people in the rural areas are the use of solid fuel for cooking and the use of kerosene for lighting. In addition to the adverse health impacts…Continue reading
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Due to the simple design, better atomisation and mixing characteristics, the impinging jet configuration has been a preferred injection system for storable liquid propellant rocket engines. The major…Continue reading
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As we know, energy can’t be converted 100% into work. For instance, about more than a third of energy from fuel in internal combustion engine in a car goes into running the vehicle and majority of…Continue reading