Our cities are the physical embodiment of the largest and definitely, the most complex social engineering feat we have ever accomplished, symbolizing our social, political, economic, and cultural growth. From the very beginning, cities have been the centre of development, welcoming change, offering opportunities, and spreading (social, economic, political, and now technological) growth throughout the world. With this continued technological growth, the idea of smart cities came to life, adding transparency and perfection to the image we now have for our future cities. Acceleration of innovation in technology has promised the enhanced quality of life through IT interconnectivity, personal and social development.
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Even without covering the plethora of reasons that vouch for immediate renewable energy (especially solar) implementation as the mainstream energy source, we can build a case on the inarguable fact that ‘fossil fuels are non-renewable’. And since mankind has only begun building towards a perfect, sustainable, and progressive society, being dependent on an energy source that is limited (fossil fuel depletion predictions range from 50 to less than 150 years), doesn’t seem a smart choice!
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India’s recent success in reaching 10 GW of on-grid solar capacity has made the 100 GW by 2022 target a bit closer than before. India has done an incredible job improving, implementing, and acting on- mandating solar installation in Government buildings, net metering, leadership in International Solar Alliance, provisioning viability gap funding, raising tax free solar bonds, offering long tenure loans, aggressive ‘Solar Park’ development and other initiatives, generating momentum which helped India add 5 GW capacity in 2016 itself.
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Our blue and green world now wears a greyish hue. The CO2 blanket that envelopes the world constantly threatens to alter and eventually decimate the life-sustaining qualities of the climate. Effects of climate change are no longer subtle. Frequent wildfires, shifting habitat, prolonged heat waves, the spread of disease, stronger storms, melting arctic ice cap, and raising sea levels are hinting towards the future that we will have to endure (or might not be able to endure after all) if we continue on this path.
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Sure as an entrepreneur or business veteran, you would know how to push yourself to achieve goals. Pushing, challenging, or sometimes even coercing yourself to break the boundary and do more can offer expected results. But, to go beyond mere expectations and do miracles, requires motivation. What is motivation really? Is it just repeating ‘I have to do this or I can do this’ in your mind to keep yourself focused? Or is it something else entirely?
Motivation is a hunger that can drive you through emotional triggers to achieve the unachievable. It is what separates leaders from the herd, best from the rest, you from all the others out there. Sounds like something divine, and it is! However, to switch it on, you need more than just focus.
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