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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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Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power to Set Up EV Charging Stations at Apollo Tyres' Vehicle Zones

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power to Set Up EV Charging Stations at Apollo Tyres’ Vehicle Zones

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Power and Apollo Tyres announced a strategic partnership to deploy public charging stations across India. These ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Residential Consumers Can Soon Order a Rooftop Solar System Online

Residential Consumers Can Soon Order a Rooftop Solar System Online

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has issued a simplified procedure for residential consumers to install the rooftop solar system through any vendor of their choice under the ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Dalmia Cement Expands its Captive Solar Project Capacity to 17.1 MW

Daily News Wrap-Up: Dalmia Cement Expands its Captive Solar Project Capacity to 17.1 MW

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Dalmia Cement (Bharat) expanded its ground-mounted solar project capacity from 2.4 MW to 17.1 MW. The solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Priority Sector Lending Can Help Unlock EV Financing of ₹3.7 trillion by 2030 NITI Aayog

Priority Sector Lending Can Help Unlock EV Financing of ₹3.7 Trillion by 2030: NITI Aayog

NITI Aayog, in its recent report, ‘Banking on Electric Vehicles in India,’ proposed the inclusion of electric vehicles (EVs) in Reserve Bank of India’s (RBI) priority-sector lending (PSL) guidelines to ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Adani Green Registers 47% YoY Increase in Cash Profits in 9M 2022

Adani Green Registers 47% YoY Increase in Cash Profits in 9M 2022

Renewable energy company Adani Green Energy (AGEL) has generated ₹26.55 billion (~$355.04 million) as revenue from power supply in the first nine months (9M) of the financial year (FY) 2022, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: SBI Partners with Tata Power to Finance Solar Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: SBI Partners with Tata Power to Finance Solar Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: State Bank of India (SBI) launched a dedicated centralized processing cell - ‘Surya Shakti Cell,' in partnership ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Economic Survey 2022 India Steadily Advances Towards Its Sustainable Development Goals

Economic Survey 2022: India Steadily Advances Towards Its Sustainable Development Goals

Finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman tabled the Economic Survey 2021-22 in Parliament. Published a day before the presentation of the Union budget, the Economic Survey presents a progress report of the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in January 2022

Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in January 2022

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from January 2022: ReNew Power sold its 117 MW of rooftop solar portfolio to distributed solar company Fourth Partner ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
In a Turnaround, Suzlon Posts ₹370 million Net Profit in Q3 FY 2022

In a Turnaround, Suzlon Posts ₹370 Million Net Profit in Q3 FY 2022

Pune-based renewable energy solutions provider Suzlon Energy Limited has reported a turnaround with a net profit after tax of ₹370 million (~$4.93 million) in the third quarter (Q3) of the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Wind
Daily News Wrap-Up Energy Storage to Be Next Focus of Power Ministry

Daily News Wrap-Up: Energy Storage to Be Next Focus of Power Ministry

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Union Power Minister R K Singh interacted with the renewable energy developers and government representatives on the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tesla Logs 28% Increase in Revenue in Q4 2021

Tesla’s Net Income Up 665% YoY With $5.52 Billion in 2021

Tesla recorded a revenue of $17.72 billion in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2021, an increase of 29% compared to $13.76 billion in the previous quarter. The revenue contribution from ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up:  Jinko Solar Completes IPO Process, Lists on Shanghai Stock Exchange

Daily News Wrap-Up: Jinko Solar Completes IPO Process, Lists on Shanghai Stock Exchange

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: JinkoSolar Holding Co's principal operating subsidiary, Jinko Solar (Jiangxi Jinko), completed its initial public offering (IPO) process ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tamil Nadu Regulator Asks DISCOM to Pay Amount Due to a Wind Developer With Interest

Tamil Nadu Regulator Asks DISCOM to Pay Amount Due to a Wind Developer With Interest

Tamil Nadu Electricity Regulatory Commission (TNERC) has directed the Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation (TANGEDCO) to pay the deficit amount of ₹170.41 million (~$2.26 million) for the financial year ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Wind
Waiving ISTS Charges Could Catalyze Growth in Renewable Open Access Market

Waiving ISTS Charges Could Catalyze Growth in Renewable Open Access Market

Open access solar project developers believe that inter-state transmission charges (ISTS) waiver on solar projects and other renewable energy projects would widen the scope of open access projects connected to ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Electric Vehicle Sector Lays Out Expectations for Budget 2022

Electric Vehicle Sector Lays Out Expectations for Budget 2022

The Indian electric vehicle (EV) industry is expecting favorable announcements as the Union Finance Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman, is set to present that Budget 2022 on February 1. Last year proved ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up: Solar Component Manufacturer RenewSys Adds New Encapsulant Line

Daily News Wrap-Up: Solar Component Manufacturer RenewSys Adds New Encapsulant Line

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Photovoltaic (PV) module and component (encapsulant and backsheet) manufacturer RenewSys India commissioned a new encapsulant line. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Government Approves Equity Infusion of ₹10 Billion in Solar Energy Corporation of India

Government Approves Equity Infusion of ₹10 Billion in Solar Energy Corporation of India

The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) has announced that the government has approved an equity infusion of ₹10 billion (~$ 134.11 million) in Solar Energy Corporation of India ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EVs Gear Up for a Breakthrough Year in 2022

EVs Gear Up for a Breakthrough Year in 2022

The increasing number of green number plates on Indian roads is the best testament to the new vehicle buyers’ growing inclination towards electric vehicles (EVs). Though the number of vehicles ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
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