Reseach Areas

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To learn more about solar development, I took one year of classes at IIT Delhi in developing renewable energy projects, solar architecture, the economics and planning of energy systems and project management. I also worked for two months with ReNew Power, which is one of the largest renewable energy development companies in India. 

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Energy storage is essentially the next key technology that will enable renewable energy to reach its pinnacle. To explore and understand the economics and applications of this technology, I worked on the energy storage team at a leading New Delhi think-tank called the Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW) for 3 months. I also performed field work exploring the operations of a company, Lohum Batteries, to acquire a cleaner understanding of the energy storage supply chain and the economics of battery systems. 

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In India, where the rural demographic makes up two-thirds of India's total population, providing clean energy access to underserved areas has become a huge focus area. Through my project, I engaged a few very successful rural energy development companies (many in the IFC Lighting Asia portfolio), to understand which business models are proving effective in making a positive impact in the rural communities. 

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The grid enables the movement of electricity and as a result its operations are fundamental in order for renewables to be integrated successfully over the long term. To explore these concepts, I engaged in in-depth literature reviews and interviewed some of the leading regulatory and academic experts to get a deeper understanding of the system level impacts of grid integration. I am in the process of writing more in-depthly on this topic.