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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.

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ACME Solar Raises $334 Million in Offshore Green Bonds for 12 Solar Projects

ACME Solar Raises $334 Million in Offshore Green Bonds for 12 Solar Projects

Independent power producer ACME Solar (ACME) has raised around $334 million for 12 of its solar projects through the issuance of offshore green bonds. The debt investment will be funded ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Over 700,000 Smart Meters to be Installed Across India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Over 700,000 Smart Meters to be Installed Across India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Union Minister for Power and New and Renewable Energy, R.K. Singh, replying to a question at ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
IFC Invests ₹9.16 Billion in Federal Bank to Strengthen its ESG Portfolio

IFC Invests ₹9.16 Billion in Federal Bank to Strengthen its ESG Portfolio

International Finance Corporation (IFC) – the financial arm of the World Bank, and two investment funds managed by IFC Asset Management Company - IFC Financial Institutions Growth Fund and IFC Emerging ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: TotalEnergies to Acquire EV Charging Company in Singapore

Daily News Wrap-Up: TotalEnergies to Acquire EV Charging Company in Singapore

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: French oil and gas company TotalEnergies has acquired the electric vehicle (EV) charging point network Blue Charge ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
TPG Raises $5.4 Billion for Climate-Focused Inaugural Fund

TPG Raises $5.4 Billion for Climate-Focused Inaugural Fund

TPG Rise Climate, the climate investing strategy of TPG's (formerly Texas Pacific Group) global impact investing platform TPG Rise, has raised $5.4 billion from over 20 companies and global institutional ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Repsol’s 264 MW Valdesolar Solar Farm in Spain Begins to Generate Power

Daily News Wrap-Up: Repsol’s 264 MW Valdesolar Solar Farm in Spain Begins to Generate Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Repsol, a Madrid-based energy and petrochemical company, has commenced generating electricity from Valdesolar, its largest photovoltaic solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up:  IndianOil to Build a Green Hydrogen Plant in Mathura

Daily News Wrap-Up: IndianOil to Build a Green Hydrogen Plant in Mathura

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Oil and gas corporation IndianOil is set to build the country's first green hydrogen plant at its ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Panasonic Commissions a 7 MW Solar Project for Gro Solar Energy

Daily News Wrap-Up: Panasonic Commissions a 7 MW Solar Project for Gro Solar Energy

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Panasonic Life Solutions India has commissioned a 7 MW solar project for Gro Solar Energy. Built on ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bill Gates Launches Breakthrough Energy Catalyst to Boost Cleantech Funding & Innovation

Bill Gates Launches Breakthrough Energy Catalyst to Boost Cleantech Funding & Innovation

The co-founder of Microsoft Corporation and the billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates has teamed up with a group of philanthropists, companies, and governments to launch a new climate financing program - ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Adani Electricity Mumbai Raises $300 Million in Sustainability-Linked Bonds

Adani Electricity Mumbai Raises $300 Million in Sustainability-Linked Bonds

Adani Electricity Mumbai Limited (AEML), Adani Transmission Limited’s distribution arm, has raised $300 million in sustainability-linked bonds as part of its $2 billion global medium-term notes program. The issue marks the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Government Issues Guidelines for Offshore Wind Power Assessment Study and Survey

Government Issues Guidelines for Offshore Wind Power Assessment Study and Survey

Following the notification of the National Offshore Wind Energy Policy in 2015, the government, through the National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), has issued ‘Guidelines for Offshore Wind Power Assessment ...
/ / Wind
GODI Energy Raises Funds from Blue Ashva to Set Up Supercapacitor & Li-ion Cell Facility

GODI Energy Raises Funds from Blue Ashva to Set Up Supercapacitor & Li-ion Cell Facility

Hyderabad-based energy technology company GODI India has raised funds from Blue Ashva Capital through its Blue Ashva Sampada Fund. The company will use the funds to set up supercapacitor and lithium-ion (Li-ion) cell ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up: Sunseap to Set Up a 2.2 GW Floating Solar Project in Indonesia

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sunseap to Set Up a 2.2 GW Floating Solar Project in Indonesia

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Singapore-based renewable and solar energy company Sunseap Group has signed an agreement with Badan Pengusahaan Batam to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Siemens to Construct 100 MW Battery Storage Facility in Germany

Daily News Wrap-Up: Siemens to Construct 100 MW Battery Storage Facility in Germany

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Siemens Smart Infrastructure and Zukunftsenergie Nordostbayern GmbH signed a letter of intent to construct a 100 MW battery storage ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
BSES Delhi Signs Power Sale Agreements with SECI for 510 MW of Solar and Hybrid Power

BSES Delhi Signs Power Sale Agreements with SECI for 510 MW of Solar and Hybrid Power

The BSES Delhi distribution companies (DISCOMs) have inked power sale agreements for 25 years with Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) to procure 510 MW of solar and hybrid power. Of the ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
New Printing Process to Increase the Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells

New Printing Process to Increase the Stability of Perovskite Solar Cells

In a bid to improve the stability and efficiency of perovskite solar cells, a team of researchers from the University of Arizona has worked on a new printing process called ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up: Volt Energy to Supply Microsoft with 250 MW of Solar Power

Daily News Wrap-Up: Volt Energy to Supply Microsoft with 250 MW of Solar Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Vancouver-headquartered Volt Energy has announced its first environmental justice and renewable energy initiative with Microsoft. Under the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Sembcorp and PUB Unveil 60 MW Floating Solar Project in Singapore

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sembcorp and PUB Unveil 60 MW Floating Solar Project in Singapore

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world:  Sembcorp Floating Solar Singapore, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, and the island state's national water agency ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
AI Technology Boosts Solar and Wind Forecasts, Reducing Grid Pressure

AI Technology Boosts Solar and Wind Forecasts, Reducing Grid Pressure

A team from Monash University’s Grid Innovation Hub, Worley, and Palisade Energy Ltd have embarked on a joint study to precisely predict wind and solar power generation using machine learning technology. The collaborators ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Coal India's Largest Subsidiary Installing a 40 MW Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Coal India’s Largest Subsidiary Installing a 40 MW Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: South Eastern Coalfields (SECL), the largest coal-producing subsidiary of Coal India, is foraying into solar energy with ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC to Set Up a 4,750 MW Solar Park in Rann of Kutch

Daily News Wrap-Up: NTPC to Set Up a 4,750 MW Solar Park in Rann of Kutch

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: NTPC REL, a 100% subsidiary of NTPC and its green energy arm, will set up a 4,750 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Effectively Using Industrial Waste For Energy Storage In Batteries

Effectively Using Industrial Waste for Energy Storage in Batteries

A team of researchers from the Centre for Nano and Soft Matter Sciences (CeNS) have stressed that industrial waste would increasingly form the base for energy storage in batteries in ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Hyundai to Assign over $87 Billion for Electric Vehicles by 2025

Daily News Wrap-Up: Hyundai to Assign over $87 Billion for Electric Vehicles by 2025

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Auto major Hyundai Motor Group has announced that it will allocate over $87 billion to develop electric ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Data from Smart Meters Could Set Tariff Based on Energy Usage Pattern

Data from Smart Meters Could Set Tariff Based on Energy Usage Pattern

Researchers from the Texas A&M University have suggested a tariff plan for utilities based on energy consumption that replicates the toll calculation method on toll roads. The model recommended by the ...
/ / Grid, Smart Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Sector Financing Company REC Limited Raises $400 Million

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Sector Financing Company REC Limited Raises $400 Million

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: REC Limited, a public infrastructure finance company in India’s power sector, has priced $400 million through 2.75% ...