Hi Friends,

Even as I launch this today ( my 80th Birthday ), I realize that there is yet so much to say and do.

There is just no time to look back, no time to wonder,"Will anyone read these pages?"

With regards,
Hemen Parekh
27 June 2013

Friday, 29 July 2016

Unlimited Power : and round the clock ?

Most countries have National Power Grids , which ferry power across the country , from one region to another , depending upon regional demands and the power generating capacities of its power stations located in power-surplus / power-deficient regions

I believe , in EU , countries export and import power across national borders , using international transmission grid

But imagine if it was possible to export / import power , to and from , anywhere in the World , using a World Power Grid !

Then imagine this :

Sun is shining on some or other part of the World , during its local day-time

Nearly 20 % of the World's surface is receiving Solar Energy , at all times , including on vast tracts of sea / desert / forests or other un-inhabited regions , where there is no local demand / consumption of power

Installing Solar Power generating panels in such regions can generate , a huge amount of power

And , without bothering to " store " such power into storage batteries , it can be exported to other regions of the World , which are facing night and have no capacity to " store " whatever solar power it may have produced during its own day-time

All this can happen if we have a World Power Grid ! A power-sharing eco-system for the entire World !

In that case , all through 24 hours , regions in daylight will keep generating solar power and keep exporting to regions under night sky - without bothering to store !

Of course , there will be many practical / technical problems to be faced - and solved

But if a person in a dark / remote corner of the Earth can make his voice reach , another corner of the Earth , travelling through a complex network of dozens of Telephone Service Providers ( Landline as well as Mobile ) , strung over thousands of kilometers , then transmitting Solar Power across the World , is entirely feasible

When we make a phone-call across the World , we do not know , through how many local networks it travels or whether it travels over land or under the oceans or through the air !

And , not only it travels fast but the networks concerned ( through which that call travels ) , have figured out and also agreed on how much of the revenue generated , each service provider will share , and instantaneously too !
All automatically , without human intervention !

World's problem of fossil fuel pollution causing climate changes ( and consequent devastation ) , is solvable

Provided our politicians stop fighting ( within and across countries ) and start working for the poor  !

Fortunately for us in India , Shri Piyush Goyal ( Minister for Power ) is one such politician

His ministry ( MNRE ) is examining a proposal submitted by the Power Grid Corporation of India , to generate Solar and Wind power in the deserts of Rajasthan / Kutchh / Lahul and Spiti / Ladakh

These deserts have , between them , the potential to generate 315.7 GW of Solar plus Wind power !

And when this becomes a reality , sun shining over Ladakh will light up a lamp in Andaman-Nikobar islands !

For the entire project , the investments envisaged are :

#  By   2022............. Rs  2    lakh*crore

#  By   2032..............Rs  16  lakh*crore

#  By   2050...........   Rs  43  lakh*crore

Now , if Shri Goyal is worried where and how to find these huge funds , he may want to look up my following email, sent to him on   01  Oct  2015  :



In my blog of 18th Sept , I had estimated BLACK MONEY disclosure of ( may be ) , Rs 40,000 crores , under

Undisclosed Foreign Income and Assets Act - 2015

That would have netted Government , Rs 24,000 Cr by way of tax / penalty

I was way off the mark !

The 3 month opportunity window closed two days back , with a disclosure of Rs 3770 cr , by 638 persons , netting Govt Rs 2262 cr  !

Quite like , " Digging the Mountain to find the Mouse "

Now , some knowledgeable persons / organizations have estimated that the amount of BLACK MONEY stashed away domestically , could be close to, Rs 25 Lakh*Crores !

But then , man-on-the-street guesses that to be Rs 100 Lakh*Crores  !

Time and again , that common man have proved the pundits wrong !

I suppose , the common man knew all along that half-hearted amnesty schemes are bound to fail , as in the past

But pundits refuse to learn from their past mistakes  !

They refuse to recognize that nowhere in the World , any Government has succeeded at any time to legislate the GREED away !

And the common man fails to understand why NDA government is hesitating to harness the unlimited power of SUN - the almighty SUN of GREED

By :

*    Abolishing Personal Income Tax ( source of the DARKNESS of

*    Stop asking any questions as to the " Source " for all cash deposits
      made into bank accounts opened under Jan Dhan Yojana

*    Levy a Bank Transaction Tax ( BTT ) of 2 % to yield revenue of
      Rs 15 lakh*crores , which would be 5 times the loss of revenue due to
      abolition of Personal Income Tax

*    Encourage deposits made into Jan Dhan bank accounts to be invested in
      SOLAR POWER SPV Farms , by direct depositing of income derived (
      from sale of electricity to DISCOMs ) into those bank accounts

NDA is planning to harness 100 GW of Solar Power by 2020

If above-mentioned suggestion is implemented , India could harness ,

1000 GW of Solar Power by 2020 !

Just imagine what that could do to GDP / SELF-EMPLOYMENT / CLIMATE

Let us harness  GREED  to make India  GREAT  !


30  July  2016

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