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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:  ReNew Power Commissions a 250 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Daily News Wrap-Up: ReNew Power Commissions a 250 MW Solar Project in Rajasthan

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Independent power producer ReNew Power commissioned a 250 MW capacity of its Interstate Transmission System (ISTS) solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
New Coal Plants to Exhaust ₹2.47 Trillion, Investing in Renewables Can Save ₹432 Billion

New Coal Plants to Exhaust ₹2.47 Trillion, Investing in Renewables Can Save ₹432 Billion

According to the latest report published by the energy think tank Ember and Climate Risk Horizons, 27 GW of proposed new coal power plants in India could deplete scarce public ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
An Energy Storage Technology That Could Reduce Charging Time to Minutes

An Energy Storage Technology That Could Reduce Charging Time to Minutes

Researchers from Tulane University developed an energy storage technology that could reduce charging time to a matter of minutes compared to lithium-ion batteries.  The study was funded by the Department ...
/ / Energy Storage, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up: Lodha Group and Tata Power Partner to Provide EV Charging in Mumbai

Daily News Wrap-Up: Lodha Group and Tata Power Partner to Provide EV Charging in Mumbai

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Real estate developer Lodha Group has partnered with Tata Power to provide EV charging solutions in all ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Measuring Solar Irradiation a Challenge for Developers and Offtakers in Africa

Measuring Solar Irradiation a Challenge for Developers and Offtakers in Africa

Commercial and industrial solar investment firm CrossBoundary Energy’s (CBE) latest report sheds light on how solar energy generation is forecasted, the specific challenges in measuring solar irradiation in Africa, and ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Perovskite Solar Cells to Be Tested in Space

Perovskite Solar Cells to Be Tested in Space

To lower the cost of specialized photovoltaic (PV) panels used to generate electricity in space — like the ones used in Mars rovers and space probes — researchers at the ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Renewables EPC Firm Blattner to be Acquired by Quanta for $2.7 Billion

Renewables EPC Firm Blattner to be Acquired by Quanta for $2.7 Billion

Electrical infrastructure provider Quanta Services has agreed to acquire utility-scale renewable energy contractor Blattner Holding Company for $2.7 billion. Quanta Services will pay $2.36 billion in cash and issue shares ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Greek Government Approves a 4.65 GW Green Hydrogen and 400 MW Fuel Cell Project

Greek Government Approves a 4.65 GW Green Hydrogen and 400 MW Fuel Cell Project

The Greek Minister of Development and Investments and the Greek Minister of Environment, Energy, and Climate Change approved two 'Important Projects of Common European Interest (IPCEI)' floated by US-based fuel ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up:  Ultraviolette to Set Up EV Manufacturing Facility in Bangalore

Daily News Wrap-Up: Ultraviolette to Set Up EV Manufacturing Facility in Bangalore

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Electric Motorcycle manufacturer Ultraviolette announced that it is setting up its manufacturing and assembling facility in Bangalore ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: IREDA to Assist TANGEDCO with Renewable Projects and Fundraising

Daily News Wrap-Up: IREDA to Assist TANGEDCO with Renewable Projects and Fundraising

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Tamil Nadu Generation ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up: TotalEnergies to Build Solar Projects in Iraq

Daily News Wrap-Up: TotalEnergies to Build Solar Projects in Iraq

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: TotalEnergies, the Iraqi Ministries for oil and electricity, and the National Investment Commission have signed agreements covering ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Assam’s Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 Aims at 200,000 EVs to be Deployed by 2026

Assam’s Electric Vehicle Policy 2021 Aims at 200,000 EVs to be Deployed by 2026

Assam is the latest Indian state to announce an electric vehicle (EV) policy. The Electric Vehicle Policy of Assam, 2021 aims for 25% EV penetration in all vehicle registrations by ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
US Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Up 33% in 2020

US Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Up 33% in 2020

Solar photovoltaic (PV) module shipments in the United States, including imports, exports, domestic production, and sales touched a record high of 21.8 GW in 2020, 5.4 GW more than in ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: EDF, Clean Power Alliance Sign PPA for 300 MW Solar Project With Storage

Daily News Wrap-Up: EDF, Clean Power Alliance Sign PPA for 300 MW Solar Project with Storage

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: EDF Renewables North America and Clean Power Alliance (CPA) signed a 15-year Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
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