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About Ankita Rajeshwari

Ankita Rajeshwari Ankita is an editor at MercomIndia.com where she writes and edits clean energy news stories and features. With years of experience in the news business, Ankita has a nose for news and an eye for detail. Prior to Mercom, Ankita was associated with The Times of India as a copy editor for the organization’s digital news desk. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Delhi University and a Postgraduate Diploma in journalism. More articles from Ankita Rajeshwari.

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EVs Becoming the Preferred Choice for Last-Mile Connectivity in India_ Interview

EVs Becoming the Preferred Choice for Last-Mile Connectivity in India: Interview

Backed by the government's robust push, India's electric mobility segment is poised to take off. In 2020, after the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has realized the significance of renewable energy and electric ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Mizoram Gets its First Solar Project of 2 MW

Daily News Wrap-Up: Mizoram Gets its First Solar Project of 2 MW

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Mizoram's Power Minister Pu R. Lalzirliana inaugurated the state's first solar power project located at Tlungvel, about 58 kilometers ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ CERC and FERC Sign MoU to Work Together in the Electricity Sector

Daily News Wrap-Up: CERC and FERC Sign MoU to Work Together in the Electricity Sector

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Union Cabinet has given its approval to the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission's proposal for entering into a Memorandum ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Ecoppia to Supply Robotic Solutions for Azure's 450 MW Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ecoppia to Supply Robotic Solutions for Azure’s 450 MW Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan launched India's first solar energy-driven miniature train at Veli tourist village in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Philips and Heineken to Sign a Pan-European Green Energy Deal

Daily News Wrap-Up: Philips and Heineken to Sign a Pan-European Green Energy Deal

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sungrow announced that it supplied its medium-voltage inverter solutions to a 100 MW solar park in Kaposvàr, south-west Hungary, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Shopping Platform Myntra’s Two Warehouses Are Now Solar-Powered

Shopping Platform Myntra’s Two Warehouses Are Now Solar-Powered

India’s leading fashion and lifestyle platform, Myntra, has installed rooftop solar systems at two of its largest fulfillment centers. The solar panels at the two facilities located in Bhiwandi, near ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Solarpack to Develop a 258 MW Solar Project in Ecuador

Daily News Wrap-Up: Solarpack to Develop a 258 MW Solar Project in Ecuador

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Hydro-Québec has launched EVLO Energy Storage Inc., a subsidiary that designs, sells, and operates sustainable energy storage systems. These ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ India's Visaka Industries Installs Solar Roof at UAE Mosque

Daily News Wrap-Up: India’s Visaka Industries Installs Solar Roof at UAE Mosque

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Visaka Industries Limited has installed ATUM, an integrated solar roof, in Sharjah, UAE. The solar integrated roof was ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ IREDA Signs Deal to Help SJVN Expand its Renewable Portfolio

Daily News Wrap-Up: IREDA Signs Deal to Help SJVN Expand its Renewable Portfolio

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: SJVN Limited has entered an agreement with the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) for renewable project ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ 30 GW Renewable Energy Park to Be Launched in Gujarat

Daily News Wrap-Up: 30 GW Renewable Energy Park to Be Launched in Gujarat

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: LONGi said it set a new record for being the first solar brand to exceed 20 GW in shipments ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Global Wind Energy Council Enters India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Global Wind Energy Council Enters India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC) announced that they would establish GWEC India to work with the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bundling Solar & Hydro Can Bring Down Tariffs_ Interview

Bundling Solar & Hydro Can Bring Down Tariffs: Interview

SJVN Limited is a leading hydropower generator in India. It is a joint venture of the government of India and the state government of Himachal Pradesh. The hydropower generator recently ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Sustainable Biofuel Supply Chain Can Help Tackle Delhi's Smog Menace_ Interview

Sustainable Biofuel Supply Chain Can Help Tackle Delhi’s Smog Menace: Interview

The national capital region is struggling to catch a breath. Sadly, this isn't an isolated incident but an annually recurring phenomenon in Delhi. The air quality, which had improved tremendously ...
/ / Biofuel, Other
JA Solar Interview

Shortage of Solar Modules Likely to Continue Until First Half of 2021: Interview

2020 has been a difficult year. As the year draws to an end, the world is still dealing with challenges posed by the pandemic. For the Indian solar industry, this ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Ampere to Supply 2,000 Electric Scooters to Indian EV Platform eBikeGo

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ampere to Supply 2,000 Electric Scooters to Indian EV Platform eBikeGo

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Ampere Electric, the wholly-owned electric mobility subsidiary of Greaves Cotton, announced receiving an initial order of 2,000 Ampere electric ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ UAE's Yellow Door Installs a 3.1 MW Solar Carport in Dubai

Daily News Wrap-Up: UAE’s Yellow Door Installs a 3.1 MW Solar Carport in Dubai

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Yellow Door Energy, a UAE-based sustainable energy provider for businesses, has successfully commissioned a 3.1 MW solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
WiseEnergy Signs 550 MW Solar Asset Management Contract in India with Actis_ Interview

WiseEnergy Signs 550 MW Solar Asset Management Contract in India with Actis: Interview

With rapid installation targets and large existing operating base of assets, solar asset management is fast gaining traction in the Indian market. Solar asset management includes all aspects of solar ...
/ / Other, Sponsored News
As Government Shifts Focus to Solar Manufacturing, RPO Enforcement Becomes More Critical

As Government Shifts Focus to Solar Manufacturing, RPO Enforcement Becomes More Critical

India's push towards transforming the energy sector began a decade ago with the formulation of the National Solar Mission. To enforce policies for renewable energy expansion and create demand, the ...
Experts from IREDA, ReNew Power, Fimer, RenewSys to Analyze Shifts in the Solar Industry

Experts from IREDA, ReNew Power, Fimer, RenewSys to Analyze Shifts in the Solar Industry

Mercom India will host another webinar session on August 4, 2020, to help the solar industry get a clearer perspective on the most pressing issues and opportunities in the Indian ...
Pharma and FMCG Companies Could Lead the C&I Market Recovery in Rooftop Solar

Pharma and FMCG Companies Could Lead the C&I Market Recovery in Rooftop Solar Segment

As the economy dwindles, industries worldwide are looking frantically at cost-saving measures to keep profit margins from getting thinner. While some segments of the commercial and industrial sector witnessed a ...
Power Consumption in Rural India Plummeted by Nearly 70% During Lockdown_ Interview

Power Consumption in Rural India Plummeted by Nearly 70% During Lockdown: Interview

The lockdown announced in India to curb the virus was one of the longest in the world, and as a result, millions of migrant workers were forced to make their ...
Adoption of Solar Through Open Access_ Roadblocks and The Road Ahead

Adoption of Solar Through Open Access: Roadblocks and the Road Ahead

In the Indian power sector, open access means a mechanism in which large consumers have access to the transmission and distribution network so that they are free to obtain power ...
Solar Industry Asks IREDA to Pay GST and Safeguard Duty Receivables at 10.41%

Solar Industry Asks IREDA to Pay GST and Safeguard Duty Receivables at 10.41%

In a letter addressed to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), the National Solar Federation of India (NSEFI) has asked SECI and IREDA’s policies on loan and interest ...
IEC Issues New Standard for Testing Resistance of Solar Modules to Heavy Snow

IEC Issues New Standard for Testing Resistance of Solar Modules to Heavy Snow

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) has issued a new standard – the IEC 62938:2020 - to test the resistance of solar photovoltaic modules to large amounts of snow piling up ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Investments Should Become ‘Climate-Smart’

Investments Should Now Become ‘Climate-Smart’

Coal is a necessary evil for most of the countries in the world. Though many emerging markets, including India, are transitioning towards sustainable energy, coal is far from being replaced ...