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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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Saudi Arabia's ACWA Power to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in South Africa

Saudi Arabia’s ACWA Power to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in South Africa

The International Company for Water and Power Projects (ACWA Power) has announced that it will soon begin the construction of a 100 MW solar project in South Africa. An agreement ...
Delhi to Fight Toxic Air with 1,000 Electric Buses

Delhi to Fight Toxic Air with 1,000 Electric Buses

In a significant move towards curbing the menace of air pollution in the national capital, Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced that his government has approved the hiring of ...
Interview: A Cheaper Inverter is Not Always a Better Option for Solar Projects

Interview: A Cheaper Inverter is Not Always a Better Option for Solar Projects

For solar project developers in the country, the decision to choose one inverter over the other is becoming increasingly difficult, given the rapid expansion of the segment, and numerous entrants ...
Solar Auctions Saw Record Low Bids Globally in 2017: REN21 Report

Solar Auctions Saw Record Low Bids Globally in 2017: REN21 Report

Solar PV auctions around the world in 2017 resulted in bids at new record lows, noted the annual Renewables Global Status Report (GSR) released by Renewable Energy Policy Network for ...
Major Policy Change in China Could Rock the Global Solar Industry, Reduce Module Prices

Major Policy Change in China Could Rock the Solar Industry Globally, Reduce Module Prices

China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC), the Ministry of Finance and the National Energy Administration (NEA) jointly released the 2018 Solar PV Power Generation Notice, imposing installation caps and ...
MNRE Extends Deadline for 1 GW of Offshore Wind Projects in Gujarat

MNRE Extends EoI Deadline for 1 GW of Offshore Wind Projects in Gujarat

The National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE) has extended the deadline for the submission of Expression of Interest (EoI) for 1 GW of offshore wind projects which are to be developed ...
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India and France Sign MoU for the Expansion of Renewable Energy

India and France Sign MoU for Expansion of Renewable Energy

India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with France to cooperate in the field of renewable energy. Through the signed MoU, the two countries will work to establish a ...
Four Companies Win Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers for EESL

Four Companies Win Tender to Supply 2,000 EV Chargers for EESL

The tender floated by Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL) for the procurement of 2,000 Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers was bagged by four energy storage solutions companies, namely SBD Green Energy and Infra ...
Bank of America Raises $2.25 Billion in its Largest Issue of Green Bonds

Bank of America Raises $2.25 Billion in its Largest Issue of Green Bonds

One of the world’s leading financial institutions, Bank of America, has announced a $2.25 billion green bond to support clean energy projects. In a media statement released by the bank, ...
L&T Construction Wins Three Orders Worth ₹24.4 Billion for Electrification and Solar

L&T Construction Wins Three Orders Worth ₹24.4 Billion for Electrification and Solar

Major engineering company Larsen and Toubro has announced that its subsidiary L&T Construction has bagged a bunch of orders worth ₹24.4 billion (~$358 million). In a statement issued by the ...
India’s Top 10 Solar States in Charts

India’s Top 10 Solar States in Charts

As India rushes to meet the installation goal set by the government of 100 GW by 2022, now is a good time to check the progress of solar among states ...
India’s Solar, Wind Sectors to Create Over 300,000 Jobs by 2022_ ILO Report

India’s Solar, Wind Sectors to Create Over 300,000 Jobs by 2022: ILO Report

The domestic solar and wind energy sectors are likely to employ over 300,000 workers by 2022, the latest report released by the International Labour Organization (ILO) has predicted. The findings ...
Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

Indian Solar Developers Urge MNRE to Postpone Auctions Due to Transmission Issues

The Solar Power Developers Association (SPDA) has written to the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), seeking postponement of scheduled auctions for projects, considering the ongoing transmission issues. The project ...
In a Tit-For-Tat Case WTO Establishes Panel to Resolve India-US Dispute on Renewable Energy

In a Tit-For-Tat Case, WTO Sets Up Panel to Resolve India-US Renewable Energy Dispute

In response to the dispute raised by India against the renewable energy policies of eight American states, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has set up a panel to resolve the ...
ReNew Power Files for IPO After Raising Over a Billion Dollars in Funding

ReNew Power Files for IPO After Raising Over a Billion Dollars in Funding

Indian renewable energy project developer, ReNew Power, has filed draft papers with capital market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to float an Initial Public Offering (IPO), according to the ...
Renewable Energy Industry Created 10.3 Million Jobs Globally in 2017: IRENA

Renewable Energy Industry Created 10.3 Million Jobs Globally in 2017: IRENA

The global renewable energy industry created more than 500,000 new jobs worldwide in 2017. This was a 5.3 percent increase from 2016, according to the latest figures released by the International Renewable ...
Solar Accounted for 2 Percent of India’s Total Power Generation in FY 2017-18

Solar Accounted for 2 Percent of India’s Total Power Generation in FY 2017-18

During the financial year (FY) 2017-18, India produced approximately 25.90 billion units (BUs) of solar power, according to data released by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). This was an increase ...
Wind World India Limited Invites EoI from Interested Parties for its Resolution Plan

Wind World India Limited Invites EoI from Interested Parties for its Resolution Plan

Wind World India Limited (WWIL), a manufacturer and seller of wind energy converters (WECs), has invited Expression of Interest (EoI) from interested parties, seeking a resolution plan for the company ...
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NTPC and Reliance Energy Commission EV Charging Stations for their Fleet

NTPC and Reliance Energy Commission EV Charging Stations for their Fleet

The domestic Electric Vehicle (EV) market is emerging out of its nascent stage in India and expanding rapidly as a means of intelligent and sustainable transportation. Along with the surge ...
India conceded the second position due to investor concerns on its domestic market, the report noted

EY Report: India Slips to Fourth Position on Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index

India has fallen from second to fourth position on the Renewable Energy Country Attractiveness Index (RECAI) compiled by global consultancy firm EY. The report cited investor concerns as the main reason ...
Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

Government Likely to Amend Electricity Act to Ensure that DISCOMs Enter PPAs

The union government has proposed an amendment to the Electricity Act to ensure that the companies applying for power distribution rights also sign the requisite Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). The ...
Off-Grid Solar Products Sales in India Totaled $36 Million in the Second Half of 2017

Off-Grid Solar Products Sales in India Totaled $36 Million in the Second Half of 2017

During the second half of 2017, companies selling off-grid solar products reported sales worth $115 million from 4.14 million products sold worldwide, installing around 22 MW of solar panels. Sales volume jumped ...
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Siemens Gamesa Bags Largest Wind Turbine Order for 300 MW Project in Gujarat

Siemens Gamesa Bags Largest Wind Turbine Order for 300 MW Project in Gujarat

Siemens Gamesa, a renewable energy project developer and an engineering procurement construction (EPC) provider, announced that it has bagged the largest order for wind turbines in India. A statement issued by ...
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ABB Commissions India’s First Industrial Solar Microgrid in Vadodara

ABB Commissions India’s First Industrial Solar Microgrid in Vadodara

ABB, a Swedish-Swiss multinational corporation, has announced the successful commissioning of the country’s first industrial solar microgrid at its Vadodara manufacturing facility, located in the western state of Gujarat. Microgrids ...
/ / Off-grid, Solar
China’s Solar PV Installations Reach Almost 10 GW in Q1 of 2018

China’s Solar PV Installations Reach Almost 10 GW in Q1 of 2018

China’s solar industry continues to grow with the addition of 9.65 GW of solar PV capacity in the first quarter (Q1) of 2018. According to the data released by the ...