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About Arjun Joshi

Arjun Joshi is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Before joining Mercom, he worked as a technical writer for enterprise resource software companies based in India and abroad. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Psychology, and Optional English from Garden City University, Bangalore. More articles from Arjun Joshi.

arjun@mercomindia.com

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Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani and POSCO to Collaborate in Renewable Energy

Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani and POSCO to Collaborate in Renewable Energy

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Adani Group and South Korean steel major POSCO will explore business cooperation opportunities, including establishing a green, environment-friendly integrated ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Battery Storage Provider Viridi Parente Raises $95 Million in Series C Funding Round

Battery Storage Provider Viridi Parente Raises $95 Million in Series C Funding Round

Battery storage provider Viridi Parente raised $94.7 million in a Series C funding round led by existing investor B. Thomas Golisano. The round saw participation from new investors, including international equipment ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Bids Invited to Develop Minigrids in Uganda (1)

Bids Invited to Develop Solar Minigrids in Uganda

Power Africa Off-grid Project (PAOP) has issued a request for applications (RFA) to develop solar minigrids in Rwamwanja Refugee Settlement in the Sub-Saharan country of Uganda. The last day to ...
/ / Off-grid, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: Vena Energy Secures JP¥14 Billion Green Loan for a Wind Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Vena Energy Secures JP¥14 Billion Green Loan for a Wind Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Renewable energy company Vena Energy secured a JP¥14.47 billion (~$125.4 million) green loan from Shinsei Bank to ...
/ / Uncategorized
Daily News Wrap-Up Reliance buys 18 Million Sterling & Wilson Shares in Off-Market Deal

Daily News Wrap-Up: Reliance buys 18 Million Sterling & Wilson Shares in Off-Market Deal

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Reliance New Energy Solar (RNESL) is purchasing 18.4 million Sterling & Wilson Renewable Energy (SWREL) shares in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Developer's Plea for Refund of Liquidated Damages Rejected

Solar Developer’s Plea for Refund of Liquidated Damages Rejected

The Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has rejected a petition filed by a solar developer seeking a refund of ₹56.1 million (~$756,784) deducted as liquidated damages for delay in commissioning a ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Transmission Line to Supply 500 MW of Renewable Energy to Reliance Refinery Approved

Transmission Line to Supply 500 MW of Renewable Energy to Reliance Refinery Approved

The Central Electricity Regulatory Commission (CERC) has directed the Central Transmission Utility of India Limited (CTU) to grant a transmission line to supply 500 MW of renewable energy-based power to Reliance ...
/ / Grid, Markets & Policy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Hero Future Energies, Ohmium to Set Up 1 GW Green Hydrogen Facilities

Daily News Wrap-Up: Hero Future Energies, Ohmium to Set Up 1 GW Green Hydrogen Facilities

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The renewable energy venture of the Hero Group, Hero Future Energies (HFE), has partnered with U.S. electrolyzer ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: NHPC, GEDCOL to Develop 500 MW of Floating Solar Projects in Odisha

Daily News Wrap-Up: NHPC, GEDCOL to Develop 500 MW of Floating Solar Projects in Odisha

NHPC signed a promoter's agreement with Green Energy Development Corporation of Odisha (GEDCOL) to develop 500 MW of floating solar projects in Odisha. NHPC's board recently approved an initial equity ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Empanelment Tender Issued for Off-Grid & Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Jamshedpur

Empanelment Tender Issued for Off-Grid & Grid-Connected Solar Projects in Jamshedpur

The Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) in Jharkhand has issued a tender to empanel agencies to set up grid-connected and off-grid solar photovoltaic (PV) power projects across various government institutions ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in December 2021

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in December 2021

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from December 2021: Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that India crossed the 150 GW milestone of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Amp Energy Commissions 30 MW Solar Project for Bosch

Daily News Wrap-Up: Amp Energy Commissions 30 MW Solar Project for Bosch

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Bosch Limited signed a power purchase agreement to procure solar power for 25 years from a 30 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Azure Power Commissions 600 MW  Solar Project in Rajasthan

Daily News Wrap-Up: Azure Power Commissions 600 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Independent power producer Azure Power has commissioned the 600 MW Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) connected solar project ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tata Memorial Center Issues Tender for a 1 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project

Tata Memorial Center Issues Tender for a 1 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project

Tata Memorial Center has issued a tender for a 1 MW grid-connected solar power project at Homi Bhabha Cancer Hospital and Research Center in Mohali, Punjab. The project is estimated ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up Abu Dhabi-based Masdar to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Georgia

Daily News Wrap-Up: Abu Dhabi-based Masdar to Develop 100 MW Solar Project in Georgia

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Abu Dhabi-based renewable energy company Masdar has signed an agreement with the Georgian Energy Development Fund (GEDF) ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Top Developments That Shaped the Electric Vehicle Industry in 2021

Top Developments That Shaped the Electric Vehicle Industry in 2021

India’s electric vehicle (EV) policies announced by the Union government and state governments saw established EV players accelerate manufacturing even as several startups entered the market in 2021. As of ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up: IndusInd Bank Unveils Green Fixed Deposits to Finance SDGs

Daily News Wrap-Up: IndusInd Bank Unveils Green Fixed Deposits to Finance SDGs

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: IndusInd Bank has launched 'Green Fixed Deposits' whose proceeds will be used to finance projects and firms ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: IndiGrid Bags Transmission Project to Evacuate 1 GW of Renewables

Daily News Wrap-Up: IndiGrid Bags Transmission Project to Evacuate 1 GW of Renewables

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: REC Power Development and Consultancy Limited (RECPDCL), a 100% subsidiary of REC Limited, handed over the project-specific ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Top Five States for Utility-Scale Solar Installations in 2021 [Infographics]

Top Five States for Utility-Scale Solar Installations in 2021 [Infographics]

Cumulative utility-scale solar installations in India at the end of December 2021 stood at 41.5 GW, according to Mercom India Research. Here is a look at the top five markets for ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Open Access Power Consumers in Telangana to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.96kWh

Open Access Power Consumers in Telangana to Pay Additional Surcharge of ₹0.96/kWh

The Telangana State Electricity Regulatory Commission (TSERC) has approved an additional surcharge of ₹0.96 (~$0.013)/kWh for consumers sourcing power through open access from January 1 to March 31, 2022. The ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Sterlite Acquires Inter-State Transmission Project from PFC

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sterlite Acquires Inter-State Transmission Project from PFC

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sterlite Power Transmission has acquired Nangalbibra —Bongaigaon Transmission, a special purpose vehicle (SPV) from PFC Consulting. The ...
/ / Uncategorized
India's Top Five Announced Solar Project Funding Deals of 2021 [Infographics]

India’s Top Five Announced Solar Project Funding Deals of 2021 [Infographics]

Project funding activity in 2021 exceeded pre-Covid-19 levels. A total of $6.69 billion was invested in the solar sector in the first nine months of 2021, a 400% increase compared to ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Bids Invited to Install 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Mumbai Monorail Stations

Bids Invited to Install 2 MW of Rooftop Solar Systems at Mumbai Monorail Stations

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) has invited bids to install 2 MW of rooftop solar systems at Mumbai Monorail Project stations and sites. The scope of work includes site ...
/ / Rooftop, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up Adani Bags Karur Transmission Project to Evacuate Renewable Power

Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani Bags Karur Transmission Project to Evacuate Renewable Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Adani Transmission (ATL) has received the Letter of Intent (LoI) to acquire Karur Transmission. ATL won the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Top Five Corporate Funding Deals of 2021 in the Indian Solar Market [Infographics]

Top Five Corporate Funding Deals of 2021 in the Indian Solar Market [Infographics]

The financing activity in 2021 has exceeded the pre-pandemic levels as the solar market in India has steadily recovered and is having one of its best years on record. A ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other