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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: Hydrogen Solutions Provider Plug Power Acquires Frames Group

Daily News Wrap-Up: Hydrogen Solutions Provider Plug Power Acquires Frames Group

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Turnkey hydrogen solutions provider Plug Power completed the acquisition of Frames Group, a  turnkey systems integration provider ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Re-Examine Punjab's Bill on Renegotiating Renewable Energy Tariffs NSEFI

Re-Examine Punjab’s Bill on Renegotiating Renewable Energy Tariffs: NSEFI

The National Solar Energy Federation of India (NSEFI) has requested Union Law and Justice Minister Kiren Rijiju to re-examine the Punjab Renewable Energy Security, Reform, Termination, and Re-Determination of Power ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: India to Add 30 GW of Hydropower Projects Between 2019 and 2030

Daily News Wrap-Up: India to Add 30 GW of Hydropower Projects Between 2019 and 2030

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Union Minister of State for Science and Technology Jitendra Singh said a total of 79 hydropower programs with ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
40 Flying Squads to Monitor Pollution Control Compliance in Delhi and Adjoining States

40 Flying Squads to Monitor Pollution Control Compliance in Delhi and Adjoining States

A total of 40 flying squads have been set up by the Enforcement Task Force (ETF) of the  Commission on Air Quality Management (CAQM) in the national capital region, according ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Five Banks Facilitate Green Loan to Fund Reliance’ REC Solar Acquisition

Five Banks Facilitate Green Loan to Fund Reliance’ REC Solar Acquisition

Reliance Industries (RIL) has availed $736 million equivalent green loans from five banks to fund its acquisition of Norway-headquartered solar cells, modules, and polysilicon manufacturer REC Solar Holdings. The five ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
MIT and Google Develop Simulator to Accelerate Solar Cell Development

MIT and Google Develop Simulator to Accelerate Solar Cell Development

Researchers at MIT and Google Brain have developed a computational simulator that can help predict whether changes to materials or design will improve performance in new photovoltaic (PV) cells. The ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up: KKR Unveils Renewable Platform to Develop Solar, Storage Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: KKR Unveils Renewable Platform to Develop Solar, Storage Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Global investment firm KKR has launched Stellar Renewable Power. The new platform will source, develop and operate ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Virescent Acquires 49 MW of Operating Solar Projects from Focal Energy

Virescent Acquires 49 MW of Operating Solar Projects from Focal Energy

Virescent Renewable Energy Trust, a platform created by global investment company KKR to acquire renewable energy assets in India, announced that it had acquired a 49 MW solar portfolio from ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Ayana Renewable Commissions a 150 MW Solar Project

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ayana Renewable Commissions a 150 MW Solar Project

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Bangalore-based renewable energy platform Ayana Renewable Power announced that it had commissioned 150 MW out of 300 MW ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
EV Charging Startup Exponent Energy Raises $5 Million in Pre-Series A Round

Daily News Wrap-Up: bp to Acquire EV Charging Services Provider AMPLY Power

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: bp is set to acquire electric-vehicle charging services provider AMPLY Power to expand its e-mobility business in the ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Global Renewable Electricity Additions Set to Reach 290 GW in 2021: IEA

Global Renewable Electricity Additions Set to Reach 290 GW in 2021: IEA

Despite rising costs for critical materials used to make solar panels and wind turbines, almost 290 GW of new renewable power projects will be commissioned in 2021, a 3% year-over-year ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
US Could Have up to 35 Million Electric Vehicles on Roads by 2030: SEPA

US Could Have Up to 35 Million Electric Vehicles on Roads by 2030: SEPA

The United States would have 10 million to 35 million electric vehicles on roads by 2030. This will generate around 100 TWh of new power demand annually, according to a ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
New Novel Electrode Material to Unlock Affordable Renewable Energy Storage MIT

New Novel Electrode Material to Unlock Affordable Renewable Energy Storage: MIT

Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a novel electrode material that they believe can be integrated into a semi-solid battery to store renewable energy cost-effectively. The ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up: Engie, Masdar to Invest $5 Billion in a 2 GW Green Hydrogen Facility

Daily News Wrap-Up: Engie, Masdar to Invest $5 Billion in a 2 GW Green Hydrogen Facility

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Global energy player ENGIE and Masdar have signed a strategic alliance agreement to explore the co-development of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Month in a Minute: Top Headlines from Indian Renewable Sector in November 2021

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

Here is a recap of some of the most important headlines from November 2021: Solar is now the top renewable energy source in India, with 46.8 GW of installed capacity ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Share of Battery in Energy Storage Sector in MENA to Jump to 45% from the Current 7%

Round-The-Clock Renewable Energy Projects with Battery Storage are the Future

Renewable energy supply round-the-clock (RTC) with the help of battery storage overcomes the intermittency associated with solar and wind, which generate energy only when there is enough sunshine and wind ...
/ / Mercom Research Focus, Other
Over 165,000 EVs Deployed With ₹5.64 Billion Incentives Under FAME-II Program

Over 165,000 EVs Deployed with ₹5.64 Billion Incentives Under FAME-II Program

As of November 25, 2021, over 165,000 electric vehicles (EVs) have been supported through demand incentives of ₹5.64 billion (~$75.36 million) under the second phase of the Faster Adoption and ...
KSEB Releases EPC tender for 5,995 kW of Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

KSEB Releases EPC Tender for 5,995 kW of Solar Projects Under KUSUM Program

Kerala State Electricity Board (KSEB) has issued an engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) tender for grid-connected solar photovoltaic (PV) projects with a total capacity of 5,995 kW. The projects will ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up: ITI Installs a 100 kW Rooftop Solar System In Lucknow

Daily News Wrap-Up: ITI Installs a 100 kW Rooftop Solar System In Lucknow

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ITI Limited inaugurated a 100 kW capacity captive rooftop solar power project in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. This ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
GAIL Seeks Partners to Set Up Electrolyzer Manufacturing Unit to Produce Green Hydrogen

GAIL Seeks Partners to Set Up Electrolyzer Manufacturing Unit to Produce Green Hydrogen

The Gas Authority of India Limited (GAIL) has issued an expression of interest (EoI) to select partners for setting up an electrolyzer manufacturing facility to produce green hydrogen. GAIL intends ...
Germany to Phase out Coal, Boost Share of Renewable Energy to 80% by 2030

Germany to Phase out Coal, Boost Share of Renewable Energy to 80% by 2030

Two months after the general election in Germany, the Social Democrats (SPD), Alliance 90 (The Greens), and Free Democrats (FDP) have agreed on a coalition treaty that pledges that Germany ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Researchers Claim 29.8% Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell

Researchers Claim 29.8% Conversion Efficiency in Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cell

Researchers from Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin (HZB) have claimed to have set a new conversion efficiency record of 29.80% in a tandem solar cell made of perovskite and silicon. The result was ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Consumers in Malaysia Can Buy Renewable Energy Paying Green Electricity Tariff

Consumers in Malaysia Can Buy Renewable Energy Paying Green Electricity Tariff

Malaysia's residential, commercial and industrial consumers who wish to reduce their carbon footprint can opt for energy generated from renewable power sources by paying Green Electricity Tariff (GET). The Energy ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: Hild Energy to Set Up a 50 MW Solar Project for Coal India Subsidiary

Daily News Wrap-Up: Hild Energy to Set Up a 50 MW Solar Project for Coal India Subsidiary

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Mahanadi Coalfields Limited (MCL), a subsidiary of Coal India Limited, has awarded Chennai-based solar energy solutions provider ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
O&M Tender Issued for a 1 MW Solar Project in Delhi

O&M Tender Issued for a 1 MW Solar Project in Delhi

The Public Works Department of Delhi has invited bids for the operation and maintenance (O&M) of a 1 MW solar photovoltaic (PV) project. The project is located in Thyagraj Sports ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions