Solar energy regulators are giving a clear signal to the market: the grid is not your battery, so please buy your own.
Sohail is a firm believer that the solution to climate change lies in new technology, and has applied new technology to many ADB projects as an energy specialist since 2001 in Afghanistan, Cambodia, PRC, India, Indonesia, Malaysia and Mongolia, among other Asian countries. With an academic background in engineering, business and entrepreneurship, before joining ADB he worked on wholesale electricity market design, pricing regulation, energy efficiency and demand management for the state power utility and independent regulator in Melbourne, Australia.
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With a clear, comprehensive, long-term strategy, the country could produce electric vehicles for the whole region.
What Uber has done for urban transport, drones can do for farms and the billions who depend on them.
New technology, mounted on a drone, now allows us to see from the sky where we are wasting energy.
Our comprehensive electricity solution packages in 3 disruptive energy technologies: solar power, super efficient appliances, and lithium-ion batteries.
The next 12 months are likely to bring us closer to a new era of renewable energy, much faster than I predicted a year ago.
New technology will allow people without access to electricity to generate power from the sun and stay off the grid, all for a price cheaper than their kerosene bill.
India is pushing hard for wider use of electric vehicles, but many challenges remain. One of them is a lack of charging infrastructure.