Singh, Surbhi | India

Surbhi Singh, India

Surbhi Singh is a doctoral candidate at the Centre for Studies in Science, Tecnology and Innovation Policy at Central University of Gujarat, India. Her research focuses on regional innovation systems specifically takinginto consideration the peculiar geographical boundaries to inspect the growth oflow carbon technologies in a region. She was awarded a M.Phil. in May 2019 for the title “Mapping Energy Landscape of Andaman and Nicobar Islands with special reference to Innovation in Solar-based Technologies” submitted at Central University of Gujarat. She completed her MSc in Physics from the Department of Physics and Electronics at Banasthali University, India and a Diploma in Audio Engineering from the same university. She did her undergraduate studies at Pondicherry University, India; where she graduated in Physics majors. Selected PublicationsSingh, S. (2017). Scientific Controversies in India—Case Study of Jaitapur and Kudankulum Nuclear Power Plants. International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering, 6(7).Publications in pressSingh, S. and Iyer, P.K. Innovation activities taking place in solar energy-based technologies in Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Singh, S. Policy-level recommendations for boosting solar growth in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

 

Project at IAS-STS: Regional Innovation System Models for Solar PV Technologies in Graz, Austria and Port Blair, India: A Comparative Analysis

My research focusses on critically analysing the establishment and expansion of certain renewable energy technologies in different kinds of regions. The nature of the growth of new technologies cannot only be measured in technical and economical aspects, and instead need an in-depth insight from the angle of regional innovation studies where we see how grassroot issues lead to barriers that hamper a technological growth and certain aspects that might also favour their faster adoption. These lesser attended issues could result in better policy practices for the better dissemination of renewable energy technologies in specific regions and an eco-friendlier environment. The selection of the systems of innovation model usually give an upper hand in the case of understanding the dynamics between the social, economic and technological constraints in dissemination of certain technologies.

The peculiarity of the two regions considered for analysis is that Port Blair is an island capital in a developing economy whereas Graz is a landlocked city in a developed country having no coastline. Hence this could be an interesting observation about how these two cities with such distinguished geographies have been adapting the solar PV technologies till now? For these two regional solar PV innovation models would be developed which would help in addressing the underlying issues within the domains; the lessons that could be learnt from each other and also recommendations that could aid in region-specific energy policy framing.


Contact: surabhisingh1892@gmail.com

 

Selected Publications

Singh, S. (2017). Scientific Controversies in India—Case Study of Jaitapur and Kudankulum Nuclear Power Plants. International Journal of Advance Research in Science and Engineering, 6(7).

Publications in press

Singh, S. and Iyer, P.K. Innovation activities taking place in solar energy-based technologies in Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

Singh, S. Policy-level recommendations for boosting solar growth in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.