Vikram Solar

Solar panel maintenance: simple and affordable

After decades of fossil fuel usage and surviving its not so subtle environmental effects, it is time for us to go back to cleaner modes of living, yet without lowering our standard of living. Glass-covered silicon-based cells generate energy from solar rays for our daily use. Sounds pretty neat, doesn’t it? Well, it is. And frankly, …

January 23, 2017

Solar water pumps: strengthening the grassroots

Agriculture was the first step we took to create a new life for ourselves. It was also the first step towards forming a larger community. And agriculture is still the single largest employer in the world, sustaining the livelihood of about 40% of the world’s population. And the primary factor for successful agriculture yield – …

January 18, 2017

EROI of solar energy

What is energy returned on energy invested (EROI)? Energy returned on energy invested (known as EROI or sometimes EROEI) is the ratio of the amount of useable energy produced by a given energy source to the amount used by humans to acquire it. For example, if an oil extraction facility requires 1 gigajoule (GJ) of …

April 21, 2016