GUVNL Invites Bids for 600 MW of Solar Projects With Additional 600 MW Greenshoe Option

GUVNL Invites Bids for 600 MW of Solar Projects With Additional 600 MW Greenshoe Option

Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam (GUVNL) has invited bids to purchase power from 600 MW of grid-connected solar power projects (Phase XVII) at the Khavda Solar Park in Gujarat with a ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Implementation of Revisions to EV Battery Testing Standards Postponed

Implementation of Revisions to EV Battery Testing Standards Postponed

The Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (MoRTH) has extended the implementation of amendments to Electric Vehicle (EV) battery testing standards from October 1, 2022, to December 2022 and March ...
Market Clearing Price Cap of ₹12/kWh in Power Exchanges Valid Until December-end

Market Clearing Price Cap of ₹12/kWh in Power Exchanges Valid Until December-end

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has ruled that the power exchanges should continue to allow members to quote a price in the range of ₹0/kWh to ₹12(~$0.15)/kWh in the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
State-Owned DISCOMs Continue to Impede Renewables Growth

State-Owned DISCOMs Continue to Impede Renewables Growth

After at least two decades of bailouts and reform programs, the state-owned power distribution companies (DISCOMs) continue to be a massive drag on not only the upstream segments (generation and ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Solar
MNRE Notifies BCD and Hike in GST Rates as ‘Change in Law’ Events But With a Condition

MNRE Notifies BCD and Hike in GST Rates as ‘Change in Law’ Events But With a Condition

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has said the imposition of basic customs duty (BCD) and hike in goods and services tax (GST) from 5% to 12% should ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Rajasthan Proposes Free Solar Power for State DISCOMs from Interstate Projects

Rajasthan Proposes Free Solar Power for State DISCOMs from Interstate Projects

Rajasthan-based solar installations supplying electricity to other states will have to shell out 10% of their generation free of cost to the state's distribution companies (DISCOMs) if a proposal by ...
Bids Invited to Commission 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Bids Invited to Commission 50 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) has invited bids to develop 50 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects on government and semi-government buildings in Uttar Pradesh under ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Toshiba Announces Conversion Efficiency of 9.5% for Solar Cells Used in Charging EVs

Toshiba Announces Conversion Efficiency of 9.5% for Solar Cells Used in Charging EVs

Researchers at the Japan-based Toshiba Corporation announced a method of layering a transparent solar cell over a standard silicon cell to develop an efficient, low cost and a reliable tandem ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up NTPC Commissions 150 MW Solar Power Project in Rajasthan

Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC Commissions 150 MW Solar Power Project in Rajasthan

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NTPC announced the successful commissioning of the first capacity of 150 MW out of 300 MW Shambu ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
A 10 kWh Battery Storage System Can Fully Meet Backup Needs of 3-Day Outage in the US

A 10 kWh Battery Storage System Can Fully Meet Backup Needs of Three-Day Outage in the US

If heating and cooling loads are excluded from backup, small behind-the-meter Solar Photovoltaic plus Energy Storage Systems (PVESS) with just 10 kWh of storage can fully meet backup needs over ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Adani Green Commissions 600 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Project in Rajasthan

Adani Green Commissions 600 MW Solar-Wind Hybrid Power Project in Rajasthan

Adani Green Energy (AGEL) has commissioned a 600 MW interstate transmission system (ISTS) connected wind-solar hybrid power project in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. The hybrid power project has been developed under two ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Amazon Adds 2.7 GW of New Renewable Energy Capacity Across 71 Projects

Amazon Adds 2.7 GW of New Renewable Energy Capacity Across 71 Projects

E-commerce conglomerate Amazon has announced the expansion of its renewable energy portfolio globally, with 2.7 GW of clean energy capacity across 71 new renewable projects, including its first solar farms ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Hertz and bp to Develop Network of EV Charging Stations in North America

Hertz and bp to Develop Network of EV Charging Stations in North America

The Hertz Corporation, a subsidiary of American car rental company Hertz Global Holdings, and global energy business conglomerate bp, inked a memorandum of understanding to develop a national network of ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: ALMM Updated With 67 Solar Module Manufacturers

Daily News Wrap-Up: ALMM Updated With 67 Solar Module Manufacturers

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued an updated list of models and module ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Germany to Adopt Sliding Market Premium Model in Renewable Energy Tenders

Germany to Adopt Sliding Market Premium Model in Renewable Energy Tenders

The European Commission has approved three additional measures to support electricity production from renewable energy sources in Germany under EU State aid rules. The measures include a change from a ...
Researchers Claim to Cut Production Time of Silicon Solar Cells by Half

Researchers Claim to Cut Production Time of Silicon Solar Cells by Half

A proof of concept for an innovative production line for silicon solar cells with a double-than-usual throughput of 15,000 to 20,000 wafers per hour has been developed by the Fraunhofer ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Bharat Petroleum Invites Bids for a 6 MW Solar Project at Its Kochi Refinery

Bharat Petroleum Invites Bids for a 6 MW Solar Project at Its Kochi Refinery

Bharat Petroleum Corporation (BPCL) has invited bids for the engineering, supply, installation, testing, and commissioning of a 6 MW solar power project at its refinery in Kochi, Kerala. The successful ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
EV Charging Infrastructure to be Set Up Along 75,000 Miles of Highways in the U.S.

EV Charging Infrastructure to be Set Up Along 75,000 Miles of Highways in the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Transportation has approved Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Deployment Plans for all 50 States covering approximately 75,000 miles of highway across the country. With this approval, all States ...
Funding and M&A Roundup: EV Charging Company Connected Kerb Secures $110 Million

Funding and M&A Roundup: EV Charging Company Connected Kerb Secures $110 Million

From: Mercom Capital Group Connected Kerb, a London-based electric vehicle charging infrastructure specialist, announced that it had secured an investment of up to £110 million (~$110 million) from Aviva Investors, the global asset ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Project Finance Brief Enefit Green Acquires Solar Projects in Estonia

Project Finance Brief: Enefit Green Acquires Solar Projects in Estonia

From: Mercom Capital Group Enefit Green, an Estonian renewable energy developer, has signed an agreement to acquire a 100% stake in Raabiste Pollud OU, an entity that owns 165 MW ...
/ / Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: UPNEDA Awards 1.8 MW Off-Grid Solar Project to Servotech

Daily News Wrap-Up: UPNEDA Awards 1.8 MW Off-Grid Solar Project to Servotech

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Servotech Power Systems has been awarded a Letter of Intent by the Uttar Pradesh New & Renewable ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Melbourne University Researchers Build Device to Generate Hydrogen from Air

Melbourne University Researchers Build Device to Generate Hydrogen from Air

A group of researchers at the University of Melbourne have developed a way to generate hydrogen directly from the air, eliminating the dependency on freshwater resources and providing a new ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Falling Costs Drove Solar Installations in the US in 2021

Falling Costs Drove Solar Installations in the US in 2021

Nearly 12.5 GW of new utility-scale solar capacity came online in the U.S. in 2021, taking the cumulative capacity to 51.34 GW across 1,131 projects. Falling costs drove the strong ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Bids Invited to Install 50,000 Solar Pumps in Maharashtra under KUSUM Program

Bids Invited to Install 50,000 Solar Pumps in Maharashtra under KUSUM Program

Maharashtra Energy Development Agency (MEDA) has invited bids to install 50,000 grid-connected submersible solar water pumping systems of 3, 5, and 7.5 horsepower (HP) under component-B of the Pradhan Mantri ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
PXIL to Start Trading Daily, Weekly and Monthly Contracts in Renewable Power

PXIL to Start Trading Daily, Weekly and Monthly Contracts in Renewable Power

Power Exchange India Ltd (PXIL) has introduced the ‘daily, weekly and monthly contracts’ in its proprietary contract system ‘PRATYAY’ for conventional power transactions. Market participants will now be able to ...
US Announces $7 Billion Funding to Create Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs

US Announces $7 Billion Funding to Create Regional Clean Hydrogen Hubs

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced a $7 billion funding opportunity to create regional clean hydrogen hubs (H2Hubs) across America. The funding is part of a larger $8 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy