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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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Silica Sand Can Offer a Stable and Inexpensive Energy Storage Medium: Report

Silica Sand Can Offer a Stable and Inexpensive Energy Storage Medium: Report

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are in the advanced stages of prototype testing a new thermal energy storage technology— Economic Long-Duration Electricity Storage by Using Low-Cost Thermal ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Giga Factory for Lithium-Ion Battery With ₹25 Billion Investment to Come Up in Chennai

Giga Factory for Lithium-Ion Battery With ₹25 Billion Investment to Come Up in Chennai

Automotive electrical components manufacturer Lucas TVS and U.S.-based 24M Technologies plan to set up a ₹25 billion (~$342.33 million) gigafactory near Chennai to manufacture innovative and disruptive lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery ...
/ / Energy Storage, Large Scale
Daily News Wrap-Up: Lucas TVS, 24M Technologies to Build Li-Ion Giga Factory in India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Lucas TVS, 24M Technologies to Build Li-Ion Giga Factory in India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Automotive electrical components manufacturer Lucas TVS Ltd. and 24M Technologies signed a license and services agreement to construct ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in August 2021

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

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from August 2021: The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) announced that the country’s installed renewable energy capacity ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: ENGIE to Supply 24/7 Carbon-Free Power to Google in Germany

Daily News Wrap-Up: ENGIE to Supply 24/7 Carbon-Free Power to Google in Germany

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ENGIE and Google inked a three-year 24/7 carbon-free energy supply agreement to supply renewable power to Google's ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Researchers Claim to Have Found a Stable, High Energy Density Lithium-Metal Battery

Researchers Claim to Have Found a Stable, High Energy Density Lithium-Metal Battery

Researchers from Helmholtz Institute Ulm and Cheongju University have developed a new lithium-metal battery that claims to offer an extremely high energy density of 560 watt-hours per kilogram with remarkably ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
US Added a Record 16.8 GW of Wind Power Capacity in 2020 Report

US Added a Record 16.8 GW of Wind Power Capacity in 2020: Report

The United States installed a record 16.8 GW of wind capacity last year. Wind accounted for 42% of all new capacity in 2020, representing an investment of $24.6 billion. The ...
/ / Wind
Low Energy Costs, Power Outages, Drive Solar Adoption in the US: Survey

Low Energy Costs, Power Outages, Drive Solar Adoption in the US: Survey

Distributed generation storage and energy services provider SunPower Corporation in its survey, ‘The 2021 SunPower Energy Sense Index,’ has revealed that solar is gaining the broader attention from American households ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Vestas to Supply Wind Turbines to a 181 MW Wind Farm in Australia

Daily News Wrap-Up: Vestas to Supply Wind Turbines to a 181 MW Wind Farm in Australia

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Denmark-based wind turbine manufacturer Vestas has secured a 181 MW deal for Dulacca Wind Farm in Queensland, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: EU Approves $6.7 Billion in Aid for France's Solar Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: EU Approves $6.7 Billion in Aid for France’s Solar Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The European Commission has approved a €5.7 billion (~$6.7 billion) aid program to support renewable energy generation ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Odisha Announces EV Policy, Aims 20% Electric Vehicle Registrations by 2025

Odisha Announces EV Policy, Aims 20% Electric Vehicle Registrations by 2025

The Odisha Government has announced the Electric vehicle (EV) Policy, 2021, which aims to accelerate the adoption of EVs, especially in the category of electric two-wheelers (E2W), three-wheelers (E3W), and ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up Minister of Power Urges States to Convert Official Fleets to EVs

Daily News Wrap-Up: Minister of Power Urges States to Convert Official Fleets to EVs

Here are some important cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Union Minister of Power and New & Renewable Energy R K Singh urged all union ministers, ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bifacial Solar Cell Using Laser Processing Claims Record Power Output of 29%

Bifacial Solar Cell Using Laser Processing Claims Record Power Output of 29%

Researchers at Australian National University claim to have produced a more efficient type of solar cell using laser processing. The cell produced is supposedly a true bifacial solar cell with ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Sterling and Wilson Subsidiary Increases Stake in its Middle East Arm to 100%

Sterling and Wilson Subsidiary Increases Stake in its Middle East Arm to 100%

Sterling and Wilson International Solar FZCO (SWFZCO) has announced in a BSE filing that it has fully acquired the equity share capital of Sterling and Wilson Middle East Solar Energy (SWME ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up Ministry of Power Sets Up Office to Monitor Regulatory Compliance

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ministry of Power Sets Up Office to Monitor Regulatory Compliance

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Ministry of Power (MoP), Government of India, has set up a regulatory compliance monitoring division to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Kerala to Make it Easier for Consumers to Setup Rooftop Solar

Daily News Wrap-Up: Kerala to Make it Easier for Consumers to Setup Rooftop Solar

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has decided to set up a single point of contact at ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Global Power Sector Emissions Rise 5% Above Pre-Covid Levels: Report

Global Power Sector Emissions Rise 5% Above Pre-Covid Levels: Report

A new report published by energy think tank Ember has revealed that global power sector emissions have increased above pre-pandemic levels. Global power sector emissions rebounded in the first half (1H) ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
TotalEnergies, Envision JV Secures $80 Million for a 170 MW Solar Portfolio in China

TotalEnergies, Envision JV Secures $80 Million for a 170 MW Solar Portfolio in China

TEESS, a 50:50 joint venture company established by TotalEnergies and Envision Group, has announced the financial close for the first part of a total $80 million non-recourse debt for a ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Rapid Cuts in GHG Emissions Needed to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C IPCC

Rapid Cuts in GHG Emissions Needed to Limit Global Warming to 1.5°C: IPCC

Limiting global warming to close to 1.5°C or even 2°C will be impossible unless there are immediate, rapid, and large-scale reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the Intergovernmental Panel on ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power Commissions a 150 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Daily News Wrap-Up: Tata Power Commissions a 150 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Tata Power Renewable Energy Limited (TPREL), a 100% subsidiary of Tata Power, commissioned a 150 MW solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Global Distributed Energy Resources Spending to Reach $39 Billion in 2030

Global Distributed Energy Resources Spending to Reach $39 Billion in 2030

Distributed energy resources (DER) in commercial buildings, including EV chargers, solar photovoltaic, and battery storage, are rapidly expanding due to the steep decline in the cost of distributed energy technologies ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bill Gates Pledges $1.5 Billion to Develop Clean Energy Technologies

Bill Gates Pledges $1.5 Billion to Develop Clean Energy Technologies

Microsoft founder Bill Gates, through his climate investment fund, Breakthrough Energy, will infuse $1.5 billion into a joint venture with the Department of Energy (DOE) to accelerate the development of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: RUMSL Awards Substation Work for 1,500 MW Solar Park

Daily News Wrap-Up: RUMSL Awards Substation Work for 1,500 MW Solar Park

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Ashoka Buildcon announced that it had received a notification of award from Rewa Ultra Mega Solar Limited for a ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
GAIL to Expand Renewables Portfolio Through Mergers and Acquisitions

GAIL to Expand Renewables Portfolio Through Mergers and Acquisitions

Natural gas company Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) intends to take the acquisition route to scale up its renewable energy portfolio as it plans to venture beyond natural gas ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Germany Allocates 156 MW of Solar Plus Storage in Innovation Auction

Germany Allocates 156 MW of Solar Plus Storage in Innovation Auction

German Federal Network Agency Bundesnetzagentur has announced the auction results for the 250 MW solar innovation auction. In all, 16 solar plus storage projects with a combined capacity of 156 ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions