NTPC to Stop New Land Acquisition for Coal-based Projects

NTPC to Stop New Land Acquisition for Coal-Based Projects

India’s largest coal-fired power generator, NTPC Ltd, aims to transform itself into the country’s biggest renewable energy producer and refrain from acquiring land for new thermal power projects, its chairman, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Odisha_ Consumers Sourcing Renewable Power Through Open Access Exempt From Surcharge

Odisha: Consumers Sourcing Renewable Power Through Open Access Exempt From Surcharge

The Odisha Electricity Regulatory Commission (OERC) has announced the revised cross-subsidy surcharge, wheeling, and transmission charges applicable for consumers availing conventional power through open access. The charges are for the ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
China’s Pledge to Become Carbon-Neutral by 2060 Has Global Implications

China’s Pledge to Become Carbon-Neutral by 2060 Has Global Implications

The world’s largest and growing energy market, China, announced its ambition to transform into a  carbon-neutral economy by 2060. However, for a country that contributes 28% of global emissions, Chinese ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

Maharashtra’s Solar Association Alleges Mismanagement of Solar Subsidies by DISCOM

The Maharashtra Solar Manufacturers Association (MASMA) has expressed its displeasure with the way Maharashtra State Electricity Distribution Company Limited (MSEDCL) has been handling the state’s solar sector. The association has ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Power Sale Agreement for 16.8 GW of Renewable Projects Yet to be Signed_ RK Singh

Power Sale Agreement for 16.8 GW of Renewable Projects Yet to be Signed: RK Singh

The Minister of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), R.K. Singh, told the Lok Sabha that power supply agreements (PSAs) for 16.8 GW of renewable energy projects are yet to be ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Ministry of Power Readies Framework to Privatize Distribution Licensees

Ministry of Power Readies Framework to Privatize Distribution Licensees

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued draft standard bidding documents to select bidders for acquiring a majority stake in distribution licensees for the distribution and retail sale of electricity ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Australian Renewable Energy Agency Receives $1.62 Billion to Reduce Emissions

Australian Renewable Energy Agency Receives $1.62 Billion to Reduce Emissions

The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) received a funding package worth $1.62 billion from the government to enhance the utilization of low emission technologies to cut emissions across the chain ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Project Finance Brief_ Nexamp to Acquire 50 MW of Community Solar Projects

Project Finance Brief: Nexamp to Acquire 50 MW of Community Solar Projects

Sun Investment Group (SIG) and Ignitis Renewables have signed a contract under which Ignitis Renewables will acquire a 170 MW turnkey portfolio developed in Poland by SIG. The PV projects ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
US Companies Ask Insurers to Say No to Fossil-Fuel and Support Renewable Businesses

US Companies Ask Insurers to Say No to Fossil-Fuel and Support Renewable Businesses

Sixty U.S. companies have teamed up to persuade American insurers to ditch fossil fuel-based businesses. In a letter to insurers, these businesses said: “As insurance customers, we are expressing our ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Students in Gujarat Can Buy Cheaper Electric Vehicles through State Subsidies

Students in Gujarat Can Buy Cheaper Electric Vehicles through State Subsidies

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced that the state government would offer subsidies to encourage battery-operated two-wheelers and three-wheelers. Students studying from classes IX up to colleges will receive a ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Sterling and Wilson Wins a 107 MW Solar EPC Project Worth $63 Million (1)

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sterling and Wilson Wins a 107 MW Solar EPC Project Worth $63 Million

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcement of the day from around the world: Sterling and Wilson Solar Limited has won a 106.71 MW EPC project worth $62.6 million in Chile ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Power Grid To Monetize Transmission Assets of ₹70 Billion via InvIT

Power Grid to Monetize Transmission Assets of ₹70 Billion via InvIT

Earlier this week, state-owned Power Grid Corporation of India (PGCIL) received the Cabinet Committee of Economic Affairs’ approval to monetize its transmission projects through the Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) model ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Funding and M&A Roundup_ Trina Solar Acquires Nclave Renewable, Lumos Raises $35 Million

Funding and M&A Roundup: Trina Solar Acquires Nclave Renewable, Lumos Raises $35 Million

Trina Solar, a solar and smart energy total solution provider, announced its acquisition of the remaining 49% equity in Nclave Renewable to make Nclave a wholly-owned subsidiary of Trina Solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

Haryana Regulator Asks 50 MW Captive Open Access Solar Project to Supply Power to DISCOM

The Haryana Electricity Regulatory Commission (HERC) has approved the Haryana Power Purchase Center’s (HPPC) draft power purchase agreement (PPA) with Amplus Sun Solutions Private Limited. The PPA was signed for ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

This Wireless Power Technology Could Change New Zealand’s Transmission System

EMROD, a New Zealand-based technology startup, announced that it had developed new long-range, high-powered wireless power transmission technology that could substitute existing copper lines. The company explained that the technology ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Solar Installations Surged, Wind Fell in Italy During First Half of 2020

Solar Installations Surged, Wind Fell in Italy During First Half of 2020

In the first half of 2020, Italy added 339 MW of new solar, wind, and hydroelectric installations, a dip of 39% compared to the same period in 2019. Solar and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Qualified Coordinating Agencies Required for 5 MW Solar and 15 MW Wind Farms

Qualified Coordinating Agencies Required for 5 MW Solar and 15 MW Wind Farms

MOIL Limited, a state-owned manganese-ore mining company, headquartered in Nagpur, has floated a tender seeking the services of qualified coordinating agencies (QCAs) for its solar and wind power farms. The ...
Construction Cost for Solar Projects Fell by 50% in the US During 2013-18

Construction Cost for Solar Projects Fell by 50% in the US During 2013-18

The latest report published the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) shows that the annual capacity-weighted average construction cost for solar and onshore wind decreased considerably between 2013 and 2018. Natural ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Daily News Wrap-Up: Suntech’s 1 GW Integrated Solar Cell and Module Facility Opens

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Suntech, a global solar panel producer, has begun the operation of a 1 GW integrated photovoltaic cell ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tamil Nadu to Empanel Vendors for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

Tamil Nadu to Empanel Vendors for 5 MW of Residential Rooftop Solar Projects

The Tamil Nadu Energy Development Agency (TEDA) has issued a tender to empanel vendors for 5 MW of grid-connected rooftop solar projects for domestic customers in the state. The projects ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Spain to Invest €181 Million in Innovative Renewable Energy Projects

Spain to Invest €181 Million in Innovative Renewable Energy Projects

The Institute for the Diversification and Saving of Energy (IDAE) will allocate €181 million (~$214 million) to support renewable energy projects in seven autonomous communities of Spain. The allocation is ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Wind Project in Maharashtra Gets Extension for Disruptions Due to COVID Lockdown

Wind Project in Maharashtra Gets Extension for Disruptions Due to COVID Lockdown

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) extended the commissioning date of the 76.5 MW wind project being developed by Clean Wind Power (Bhavnagar) Private Limited on the grounds of force ...
/ / Wind
5.1 GW of Coal-Based Capacity to be Shut Down as Part of India’s Phase-Out Plan

5.1 GW of Coal-Based Capacity to be Shut Down as Part of India’s Phase-Out Plan

Power companies have retired almost 14 GW of coal-based generation capacities over the last 18 years; power minister R.K. Singh informed the Lok Sabha. Some 164 thermal power generating units ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for 60 MW of Adani Green’s Delayed Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Reduces Tariff for 60 MW of Adani Green’s Delayed Solar Projects

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has denied Adani Green Energy (UP) Limited’s requests for relief under the force majeure clause of its power purchase agreement (PPA) with the Bangalore ...
Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tenders for 600,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

Rajasthan Electronics Floats Tenders for 600,000 Multicrystalline Solar Cells

The Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the government of India and the state of Rajasthan, has invited bids for the supply of 300,000 solar cells ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

Telangana Opposes Proposed Amendments to the Electricity Act

The Telangana State Legislative Assembly has accepted the state government's resolution opposing the central government's proposed amendments to the Electricity Act, 2003. In April 2020, the Ministry of Power (MoP) issued a ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
Fourth Partner Energy Receives ₹1.26 Billion to Expand Distributed Solar Footprint (1)

Fourth Partner Energy Receives ₹1.26 Billion to Expand Distributed Solar Footprint

Symbiotics, an investment firm specialized in emerging, sustainable, and inclusive finance, issued its first bond the proceeds of which are exclusively used to finance renewable energy projects. It raised ₹1.26 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
₹110 Billion Has Been Invested for Bihar’s Electrification in Recent Years: RK Singh

₹110 Billion Has Been Invested for Bihar’s Electrification in Recent Years: RK Singh

The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, announced that the Ministry of Power (MoP) had invested ₹110 billion (~$ 1.5 billion) for electrification in Bihar ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Google Meets 100% of Its Electricity Consumption Through Renewable Energy

Google Meets 100% of Its Electricity Consumption Through Renewable Energy

Google's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Sundar Pichai, in a video message, declared that Google had eliminated its carbon legacy. This brings Google's lifetime net carbon footprint to zero, making it ...
/ / Energy Efficiency, Other
These High-Performance Organic Solar Cells Claim to Have an Efficiency of Over 14%

These High-Performance Organic Solar Cells Claim to Have an Efficiency of Over 14%

A research team from the South China University of Technology has claimed to have developed a new method of producing organic solar cells, which eliminate the need for potentially toxic ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Center Readies Incentives for 7,000 E-Buses, 55,000 E-Cars, 1 Million Two-Wheelers

Center Readies Incentives for 7,000 E-Buses, 55,000 E-Cars, 1 Million Two-Wheelers

Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises Minister Prakash Javadekar said in Lok Sabha that the government had provided a demand incentive of ₹950 million (~$12.9 million) towards 27,201 electric vehicles (EVs) ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid