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SaurEnergy Explains- What’s the Stink Around Carbon Credits?

On today’s episode of why we can’t have good things easily, carbon credits get to be in the limelight. Originally proposed in 1997 with the Kyoto Protocol as a way for companies to fund the development of renewable and carbon-offsetting projects, carbon credits utilize third party firms who sell carbon credits and use the money […]

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SaurEnergy Explains- Why Is Data Centre Capacity Measured In MWs?

Data Centres have moved to the front of the conversation around rising energy demand, what with the spread of digital usage, and more recently, the hype around AI or Artificial Intelligence. Readers have asked us to explain why these data centres bring built to serve the ever growing demand for computing power and information storage […]

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Open Access Charges: When Solar Fails To Deliver Promised Savings

The concept of open access in the electricity market was introduced to foster competition and provide consumers with the freedom to choose their electricity suppliers. However, despite the potential for savings, the reality is that net landed solar electricity often does not result in significant cost reductions for end consumers. This outcome is largely due […]

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SaurEnergy Explains: A Guide to Green Power Trading

The world has witnessed exponential growth in the renewable energy sector, particularly over the last decade, as the importance of renewable energy has become common knowledge. According to one IRENA report, 2023 set a new record in renewables deployment in the power sector by reaching a total capacity of 3,870 Gigawatts (GW) globally. Furthermore, renewables […]

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SaurEnergy Explains- AC & DC Capacity of Solar Projects

As Solar PV penetration hits new highs each year, the numbers are just adding up. 2023 saw at least 29 countries installing more than 1 GW, up from 25 countries in 2022. Nineteen countries (not including the EU) now have more than 10 GW of total cumulative capacity and five have more than 40 GW. […]

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SaurEnergy Explains- Reconductoring, A Solution For a Renewable Powered Grid?

The power sector, by most estimates, accounts for close to 40% of carbon emissions worldwide. That has made it the focal point of efforts to reduce emissions, seen mainly in the shift towards renewable energy, and linked to that, the electrification of more and more parts of the economy, as seen in the transportation sector. […]

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SaurEnergy Explains – CCS and CCUS: Promise or Pipe Dream in the Oil and Gas Industry?

Oil and gas companies have been leaders in CCUS (Carbon Capture, Utilisation & Storage) development. They operate five of the eight dedicated CO2 storage projects in operation and most of the existing CO2 pipelines. It’s marketed that the practice of capturing and storing carbon dioxide, rather than tackling the causes of the emissions themselves, could […]

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Explained: Can Higher Energy Density Batteries Power Air Travel ?

One of the world’s largest battery manufacturers, CATL, has recently unveiled its new condensed battery boasting an impressive 500 Wh/kg energy density. The significance of this can be gauged from the fact that the firm teased the idea of electrifying passenger aircraft with its new battery revelation. And yes, it’s not yet another ‘demonstrator’ with […]

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SaurEnergy Explains-Regulatory Assets And Why They Matter To Power Sector

The Union government last year pulled up all State Electricity Regulatory Commissions (SERCs) and the Joint Electricity Regulatory commission (JERC) relating to creating prohibited ‘regulatory assets’, and required them to come up with concrete plans for these assets’ liquidation. The centre also pressed the commissions to not approve any more dues as regulatory assets in […]

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