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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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Kerala Invites Bids for Short-Term Procurement of 340 MW of Solar, Wind and Hydropower

Kerala Invites Bids for Short-Term Procurement of 340 MW of Solar, Wind and Hydropower

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has invited bids to procure solar, wind, and hydropower on a short-term basis to meet its Renewable Purchase Obligations (RPO) target from November 01, 2022, ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up Statiq to Invest ₹400 Million in Building EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

Daily News Wrap-Up: Statiq to Invest ₹400 Million in Building EV Charging Infrastructure Across India

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Electric vehicle (EV) charging network company Statiq has plans to invest ₹400 million (~$5.02 million) in building ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Bids Invited for 600 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Bids Invited for 600 MW of Solar Projects in Maharashtra

Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) has invited bids to set up six solar power projects of 100 MW capacity each in six regions of Maharashtra under the 'Mukhyamantri Saur ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bids invited to Set Up a 100 MW Automatic Solar Module Manufacturing Line

Bids invited to Set Up a 100 MW Automatic Solar Module Manufacturing Line

Rajasthan Electronics and Instruments Limited (REIL), a joint venture between the Union government and the Rajasthan government, has invited bids to set up a 100 MW automatic solar module manufacturing ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: LG and Honda to Produce EV Batteries in the US

Daily News Wrap-Up: LG and Honda to Produce EV Batteries in the US

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: LG Energy Solution and Honda announced they would establish a joint venture to produce lithium-ion batteries in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Rules Issued for Bundling Renewables and Storage With Thermal and Hydropower Projects

Rules Issued for Bundling Renewables and Storage With Thermal and Hydropower Projects

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has issued guidelines for competitive procurement of renewable power by thermal and hydropower generators under the Generation Flexibility Program. The program intends to allow flexibility ...
EPC Tender Issued for a 15 MW Floating Solar Project in Himachal Pradesh

EPC Tender Issued for a 15 MW Floating Solar Project in Himachal Pradesh

SJVN Green Energy (SGEL), a wholly owned subsidiary of SJVN, has invited bids from contractors to set up a 15 MW floating solar project at Nangal Pond in the Bilaspur ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Average Cost of Large-Scale Solar Projects Up 18% Year-over-Year

Average Cost of Large-Scale Solar Projects Up 18% Year-over-Year

The average cost of large-scale solar projects in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022 was ₹45.4 million (~$568,536)/MW, according to Mercom's recently released Q2 2022 India ...
Maharashtra Regulator Grants Extension to a 350 MW Solar Project

Maharashtra Regulator Grants Extension to a 350 MW Solar Project

The Maharashtra Electricity Regulatory Commission (MERC) has extended the scheduled commercial operation date of Avaada Sunce Energy's (Avaada) 350 MW solar project by 59 days. The extension was granted because ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
BHEL Floats Tender for the Supply of 2.86 Million Mono PERC Cells

BHEL Floats Tender for the Supply of 2.86 Million Mono PERC Cells

Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has floated a tender for supplying 2,860,000 monocrystalline passivated emitter and rear contact (PERC) solar cells. The last date to submit the bids is September ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Bihar Proposes Renewable Power Purchase Obligation Trajectory Until 2030

Daily News Wrap-Up: Power Grid Bags Transmission Project to Evacuate 1 GW of Solar Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: REC Power Development and Consultancy (RECPDCL) handed over a project-specific Special Purpose Vehicle formed to construct Neemuch ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Meeting Renewable Targets and Saving Costs Through Solar Adoption in C&I Segment (1)

Meeting Renewable Targets and Saving Costs Through Solar Adoption in C&I Segment

Companies in the commercial and Industrial (C&I) segment have significantly turned to renewable energy to meet their energy needs and save money on electricity costs. In many states currently, the ...
/ / C&I, Solar
Karnataka Regulator Proposes to Reduce Permissible Deviation for Wind & Solar Projects

Karnataka Regulator Proposes to Reduce Permissible Deviation for Wind & Solar Projects

Karnataka Electricity Regulatory Commission (KERC) has issued the draft for KERC (Forecasting, Scheduling, Deviation settlement and related matters for Wind and Solar Generation sources) (First Amendment) Regulations, 2022. As per ...
Daily News Wrap Up Ohmium Partners With Shell India on Green Hydrogen Solutions

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ohmium Partners With Shell India on Green Hydrogen Solutions

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Green hydrogen company Ohmium International is collaborating with Shell India to evaluate hydrogen applications, markets, and project ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India Adds over 845 MW of Rooftop Solar in First Half of 2022

India Adds Over 845 MW of Rooftop Solar in First Half of 2022

India installed over 389 MW of rooftop solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, a decline of 15% compared to 456 MW installed in ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Ashok Leyland Launches Electric Double-Decker Bus in Mumbai

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ashok Leyland Launches Electric Double-Decker Bus in Mumbai

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari launched Ashok Leyland Electric Double Decker Bus, Switch ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
POSOCO Forbids 15 DISCOMS in Seven States from Trading in Power Exchanges

POSOCO Forbids 15 DISCOMS in Seven States from Trading in Power Exchanges

Power System Operation Corporation (POSOCO) has debarred 15 distribution companies (DISCOMs) in six states and a Union Territory from buying or selling electricity at power exchanges as a penalty for ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
ReNew Power’s Revenue for Q1 FY23 Up by 48% to ₹25 Billion

ReNew Power’s Revenue for Q1 FY23 Up by 48% to ₹25 Billion

Independent power producer ReNew Power posted total revenue of ₹25 billion (~$313.41 million) for the first quarter (Q1) of the fiscal year (FY) 2023, an increase of 48.8% compared to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Imports in Q2 2022 Down 22% Year-Over-Year

Solar Imports in Q2 2022 Down 22% Year-Over-Year

India imported solar cells and modules worth $597.48 million (~₹47.39 billion) in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, a decline of 22% year-over-year (YoY), according to ...
REC Silicon’s Revenue Up by 26% YoY With $45 Million in Q2 2022

REC Silicon’s Revenue Up by 26% YoY With $45 Million in Q2 2022

REC Silicon, a leading producer of advanced silicon materials, posted a revenue of $45 million in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, up 20% from $34.6 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
India Adds over 7 GW of Solar in a Record First Half of 2022

India Adds Over 7 GW of Solar in a Record First Half of 2022

India installed over 3.9 GW of solar capacity in the second quarter (Q2) of the calendar year (CY) 2022, an increase of 18% compared to 3.3 GW installed in the ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: IREDA Partners with Bank Of India to Fund Renewable Energy Projects

Vikram Solar Gets SEBI’s Nod to Raise Funds Through Initial Public Offering

Vikram Solar, a solar module manufacturer and EPC solutions provider, has received SEBI’s nod to raise funds through an initial public offering (IPO). The IPO consists of a fresh issue ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Power Ministry Proposes Renewable Energy Central Pool with Uniform Tariffs

Power Ministry Proposes Renewable Energy Central Pool with Uniform Tariffs

The Ministry of Power (MoP) has suggested creating a central pool of interstate transmission systems (ISTS)-connected renewable energy sources from which an intermediary company will procure power to be supplied ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy
EV Charging Startup Exponent Energy Raises $13 Million in Series A Funding Round

EV Charging Startup Exponent Energy Raises $13 Million in Series A Funding Round

Electric vehicle (EV) charging startup Exponent Energy secured $13 million in its Series A funding round. The funding round led by Lightspeed Venture Partners saw participation from existing investors like ...
Open Access Consumers in West Bengal to Pay Wheeling Charges of ₹0.99kWh for FY23

Open Access Consumers in West Bengal to Pay Wheeling Charges of ₹0.99/kWh for FY23

West Bengal Electricity Regulatory Commission (WBERC) has directed open access consumers to pay ₹0.99 (~$0.012)/kWh as wheeling charges to West Bengal State Electricity Distribution Company (WBSEDCL) for the use of ...
/ / Grid, Market & Policy