Ankit PandeyPiramal Foundation · Piramal School of Leadership
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Ankit Pandey received Master of Science from the School of Ecology and Environmental Studies, Nalanda University, India. He graduated in Material Science and Engineering from National Institute of Technology (NIT). His research interests include climate change and energy crisis. As his MS Research Thesis, he worked on the scope of decentralised solar energy and RETs in Bihar, India. Currently, he is working in the areas of renewable energy finance and rooftop solar energy market and policy.
May 2019 - present
August 2017 - May 2019
- Received Nalanda University Fellowship and worked on the project Scope of Solar Energy in Nalanda District, Bihar: Roof Top PV for Domestic Electricity and Standalone Systems for Irrigation
The Mekong is the lifeline for all the people residing in the Mekong River Basin, providing them with Water-Energy-Food security for growth which in turn is very important for their economic survival. But this river is now fated to experience some big changes because of climate change. This will make the MRB as one of the most vulnerable places on...
For any region, energy is essential and the most important element for its economic and social development. Among daily activities, about 80% of the mechanical work requires electrical energy. Bihar has the lowest per capita energy consumption in all the Indian states whereas it ranks third in the population, clearly showing the energy accessibili...
In the 2014 Environmental Protection Index (EPI) ranking, the top five countries were Switzerland, Luxembourg, Australia, Singapore, and the Czech Republic. The 2014 EPI score of Australia was 82.40 for the year 2014. (Yale University, 2014) In a federated nation like Australia, there will often be some tension between the different levels of gover...
Deep-sea mining is a relatively unconventional metal extraction method which is now on focus because of the huge economic potential that it can unleash. It involves mining of valuable metals like cobalt, copper, manganese and most importantly Rare Earth Elements (REEs) from sea-floors. And the huge repository of such minerals which includes Co, Zn,...
Based on the MDI scores, Bihar is on the list of top 3 least developed states of India. Do you think the energy poverty in Bihar is the main reason behind it?
Despite having blessed with highly fertile and productive land, good water resources and hard working people why is that Bihar still suffers from lack of development which is quite evident from the number of people migrating from Bihar to other states in search of job and better opportunities.
There has been an increasing support for floating solar panels over water bodies saying that it reduces the land footprint for such solar projects, decreases surface temperature of the water body thereby reducing the rate of evaporation and utilises a large dynamic area which is more effective way of capturing the solar radiation.
I am trying to find out and understand the negative side of such floating solar panel projects (if there are any).
i) To provide a better approach to site surveying by augmenting drone imaging with existing data to detail the viability of locations for microgrid development. ii) To develop the machine learning algorithm that will be able to utilize ground-truthed data on the rural areas to generate a report, detailing the viability of the site for microgrid development.
The main objectives of the study will be to i) assess the scope for solar energy considering the seasonal variability of solar radiation in Nalanda district, ii) estimation of household electricity demand, iii) extent of rooftop available for deploying solar panel to meet the electricity demand of the respective households, iv) extent of the land required to meet the demand of irrigation pump sets using solar PV; and v) techno-economic analysis of rooftop PV system.