Narasimhan Santhanam Chennai, NCR,London Solar Energy Bio-Energy
Narasimhan Santhanam @ E2Club
Chennai Area, India
I am a cleantech and clean energy industry professional. Cofounded India's first boutique cleantech research and consulting firm EAI in 2008. Am fortunate to have worked in a range of cleantech sectors - solar PV & thermal, wind, waste to energy, biomass energy, biofuels, electric vehicles and biopolymers. Strengths in market research, market potential analyses and market entry strategy formulation for the cleantech sector.
Carbon Zero Challenge is a cleantech and clean energy contest for college students and young startups. Organised by IIT Madras, the 2018 contest involved multiple stages leading to a shortlist of 25 t...
PV Savvy is an online web resource that enables non-experts to understand solar PV (photovoltaic) in an easy, interesting and interactive manner. PV Savvy was developed by Solar Mango, the #1 Solar Gu...
Suseum was a museum for sustainability, conceived, designed and run for 3 years by EAI. The objective was to create a central resource that celebrated and exhibited the various aspects of sustainabili...
EVREX - Electric Vehicle Summit at Hyderabad Co-organized by EAI, Feb 2018 at HITEC Expo Center
EAI coordinated EVREX, a prominent electric vehicle conference and exhibition. This was held in Hyderabad in Feb 2018. The conference had over 200 delegates and about 40 experts shared their views and insights
Climate Change for Idiots, from the Cleantech Guide, is for the ordinary me and you. I have put together (easy to understand) answers to 70 questions that encompass most aspects of climate change and global warming relevant to the common person.
Will Jinjinoo Drown? is the world’s first eco-novel for children, co-authored by me and my 9 year old niece Prakrithi. While the novel is suited for children of all ages beyond 6, children in the age group 7-13 will find the book especially interesting. You can download the book free from www.malarmugam.com
Solar Mango provides effective, expert guidance for the adoption of solar energy for all user segments - from Watts to Gigawatts, from off-grid to rooftop solar to large-scale solar farms. We are also India's largest web resource for solar energy and its applications
Started in 2007, Oilgae originally had a focus on biofuels, but has today grown into a comprehensive resource providing intelligence on a wide range of fuel and non-fuel products and solutions from algae.
Push Trust - Education and Financial Support to Orphanage
Push Trust is an orphanage for small children, in the outskirts of Chennai. My company has been continually supporting the trust for over 8 years now, through a mix of financing, educational and also other material support. While the experience has been satisfying, it also showed me how such discrete assistance can only make a marginal difference - what's needed is a more powerful and effective framework to make a sustainable difference to such organizations and its members.
I was one of the judges of the MBA school cleantech contest organized by ISB in 2015. It was an interesting experience - while it showed the potential such contests have, it also showed how little even the top rung MBA schools in the country appreciated the real challenges in cleantech
A Sustainable Software Company at Chennai - SolverMinds
I had the opportunity in 2014 to do a brief assignment for a Chennai-based software firm, SolverMinds. My assignment revolved around rooftop solar, but I discovered the company had implemented many green processes - natural daylight and other green building concepts, energy efficient laptops, waterless urinals, waste minimization at canteen, water harvesting, sewage waste management, waste segregation at source, employee involvement in sustainability, diesel efficiency in buses...an inspiration!
Yes 3D BY Kerala Industries Dept - Moderator for Session - Sep 12 Cochin
Young Entrepreneur Summit (YES) was organized by the Kerala govt in Cochin in Sep 2017. The objective for the event was to be a starting point and a catalyst for startups and entrepreneurs in Kerala. I was the moderator for the cleantech conference session that was held as part of this event. http://www.yeskerala.org/yes-3d-2017
Going Solar - A Webinar Co-hosted by Me for IITM Alums Worldwide
I recently had the pleasure of co-hosting a webinar for my alum IIT Madras, on solar power plants. The webinar was presented by Mux Narasimhan, a 1995 IIT alum who runs PlaySolar, and was part of the cleantech special interest group under the IIT Madras alumni outreach program. I was the host for the event - was a fun experience, coordinating a webinar for the first time in my life. More from here - https://fundoo.info/going-solar-commercial-residential/
Solar Business Opportunities - A Value Chain Perspective
A white paper I co-authored on the various current and emerging business opportunities in the solar energy value chain. This white paper had a focus on the solar photovoltaic sector, and is one of the few documents that in my opinion has analysed the value chain in such a manner that a company wishing to diversify or a startup will find it to be a ready reckoner
EAI conceptualized and built the world's first museum dedicated to sustainability - a simple but effective showcase of sustainable products and solutions. The Suseum ran for 3 years between 2013 and 2016. The experiment ended in 2016 with valuable learning. Watch the video to know more about what we did at Suseum
Renergy 2012 - An introduction by Narasimhan
In this video, I introduce the (then) upcoming international expo and conference on renewable energy RENERGY 2012 (held in Mar 2012). I was the programme coordinator for RENERGY 2012 that was organized by Tamilnadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA); the event covered various sectors of renewable energy including solar, wind, biomass and waste to energy, energy efficiency, batteries, electric vehicles, power systems etc. It also hosted India's largest RE conference - 2000 delegates!
KSIDC (Kerala) Workshop: Sharing My Views on Renewable Energy Resources
This was a brief speech I gave at a conference organized by the KSIDC (Kerala Ind Dev Corp) on the status and trends in renewable energy in India. This speech was given in Jul 2013, at Trivandrum
Why a Solar Panel is Like Your Wife!
An attempt at a creative way of explaining solar panels and solar power system. Done by me and my colleagues at Solar Mango
Basics of Rooftop Solar - An Intro by Solar Mango
"Basics of Rooftop Solar PV" outlines the principles of Rooftop Solar Generation. It details on how energy from the sun's radiation can be used for both heating water as well as generating electricity. The working of a rooftop solar PV plant, its components, and the types of inverters and its applications are discussed. The type of plants required by different organisations are also introduced. This is one of the most popular videos on YouTube on this subject!