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Global Energy Crisis May Expedite Transition to Sustainable and Clean Sources: IEA

Global Energy Crisis May Expedite Transition to Sustainable and Clean Sources: IEA

The global crisis triggered by the war in Ukraine could ironically accelerate the transition to a more sustainable and secure energy system, according to the latest World Energy Outlook by ...
Saudi Oil Major Aramco to Set Up $1.5 Billion Sustainability Fund

Saudi Oil Major Aramco to Set Up $1.5 Billion Sustainability Fund

Saudi Aramco,  a global energy and chemicals company, has established a $1.5 billion sustainability fund to invest in technology to support a stable and inclusive energy transition that will help ...
EV Financing Platform Revfin Raises $10 Million to Expand Operations Across 25 States

EV Financing Platform Revfin Raises $10 Million to Expand Operations Across 25 States

Electric Vehicle (EV) financing platform for individuals Revfin has closed a Series A funding round of $10 million in a combination of equity and debt. The funding round was led by ...
SJVN Green Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJVN, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Assam Power Distribution Company (APDCL) to invest ₹60 billion ($728.32 million)  for developing 1,000 MW of floating solar projects in the state.

SJVN to Develop 1 GW of Floating Solar Projects in Assam

SJVN Green Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SJVN, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Assam Power Distribution Company (APDCL) to invest ₹60 billion ($728.32 million)  for developing ...
Maoneng, Gaw Capital Partner to Develop 1.9 GW of Solar + Storage Projects in Australia

Maoneng, Gaw Capital Partner to Develop 1.9 GW of Solar + Storage Projects in Australia

Maoneng Group, a New South Wales-based renewable energy and battery storage developer, has partnered with Hong Kong private equity real estate investor Gaw Capital to set up a joint venture ...
CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels Drop Globally Due to Expansion of Renewables: IEA

CO2 Emissions from Fossil Fuels Drop Globally Due to Expansion of Renewables: IEA

Carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from fossil fuel combustion globally are expected to grow by just under 1% this year as the strong expansion of renewables and electric vehicles prevent a ...
Primergy Solar Partners with CATL for $1.2 Billion Solar+ Storage Project in the US

Primergy Solar Partners with CATL for $1.2 Billion Solar+ Storage Project in the US

Primergy Solar, a U.S.-based utility-scale and distributed solar and storage company has entered a sole battery supply agreement with Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) to develop a 690 MW solar ...
Scientists Find Metal-Based Alternative for Energy Generation, Storage, and Recharging

Scientists Find Metal-Based Alternative for Energy Generation, Storage, and Recharging

Researchers at the Technical University of Munich have claimed that certain crystalline materials can convert solar energy into electrical energy and store it long enough to have practical applications in ...
/ / Solar, Technology
European Scientists Unveil Plan to Harvest Sun's Energy in Outer Space

European Scientists Unveil Plan to Harvest Sun’s Energy in Outer Space

The European Space Agency (ESA) has unveiled a plan to harvest the sun's energy in outer space and beam it back onto earth. The technology, which is still in its ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Companies Urge EU to Boost Investment in Solar Manufacturing Facilities

Companies Urge EU to Boost Investment in Solar Manufacturing Facilities

Company heads of 13 leading European solar organizations have urged the European Commission to call for action to boost investment in the continent’s solar photovoltaic (PV) industrial base and reinforce ...
/ / Manufacturing, Solar
Renewable Energy to Make Up for 50% of the Global Energy Mix by 2050, says DNV Study

Renewable Energy to Make Up for 50% of the Global Energy Mix by 2050, says DNV Study

Renewables will cut the conventional energy share in the overall energy mix to just below the 50% mark in 2050, according to a study by the Norwegian independent energy expert ...
Global Energy Storage Market to Grow 15-fold from 27 GW to 411 GW by 2030 BNEF

Global Energy Storage Market to Grow 15-fold from 27 GW to 411 GW by 2030: BNEF

Energy storage installations worldwide are projected to reach a cumulative of 411 GW by the end of the decade, according to BloombergNEF (BNEF). In its 2H 2022 Energy Storage Market ...
Guidelines Issued for Tranche II of PLI Program for Solar Cells and Modules

Swiss Researchers Announce Record Efficiency of 22.2% for Flexible CIGS Solar Cells

Researchers at the Swiss Federal Laboratory for Material Science and Technology have claimed to have achieved an efficiency of 22.2% for CIGS (composite of copper, indium, gallium, and selenide) flexible ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Researcher Finds Novel Energy Harvesting System Can Enable Use of Solar Power 247

Researcher Finds Novel Energy Harvesting System That Can Enable Use of Solar Power 24/7

A researcher from the University of Houston has reported a novel type of solar energy harvesting system that could make way for using solar power 24/7. According to Bo Zhao, ...
/ / Solar, Technology
IIT Mandi Researchers Claim Eco-Friendly Method to Recycle Wind Turbines

IIT Mandi Researchers Claim Eco-Friendly Method to Recycle Wind Turbines

Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology Mandi have claimed to have successfully used microwaves to recycle polymer composites from old wind turbine blades, using a rapid, sustainable, and comparatively ...
/ / Technology, Wind
ANERT Issues Bids for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Battery Backup

ANERT Issues Bids for 1 MW of Rooftop Solar Projects with Battery Backup

The Agency for New and Renewable Energy Research and Technology (ANERT) has invited bids from vendors for the design, supply, installation, and commissioning of approximately 1 MW of grid-connected rooftop ...
US, India Partner to Accelerate Sustainable Energy Transition

US, India Partner to Accelerate Sustainable Energy Transition

The United States and India recently reiterated their commitment to accelerating the transition into sustainable energy at the ministerial dialogue of the U.S.-India Strategic Clean Energy Partnership (USISCEP). Minister of ...
Energy Storage Firm ONE to Invest $1.6 Billion for a EV Battery Gigafactory in Michigan

Energy Storage Firm ONE to Invest $1.6 Billion for a EV Battery Gigafactory in Michigan

Our Next Energy (ONE), a Michigan-based energy storage technology company, announced a $1.6 billion investment in a new battery cell manufacturing plant called ONE Circle in Van Buren Township, Michigan ...
US Mulls Invoking Defense Production Act to Spur Local Clean Energy Industry

US Mulls Invoking Defense Production Act to Spur Local Clean Energy Industry

The U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) has announced a request for information (RFI) inviting comments to determine how it can best utilize the Cold War-era Defense Production Act to spur ...
Orb Energy Secures $20 Million To Develop 25 MW Solar Park and Rooftop Solar Projects

Orb Energy Secures $20 Million to Develop 25 MW Solar Park and Rooftop Solar Projects

Orb Energy, a vertically integrated provider of solar energy solutions in India, announced it had received a $20 million follow-on loan for a tenor of up to 10 years from ...
Suncor Energy Sells Wind & Solar Assets, Shifts Focus to Hydrogen and Renewable Fuels 

Suncor Energy Sells Wind & Solar Assets, Shifts Focus to Hydrogen and Renewable Fuels 

Canadian integrated energy company Suncor has agreed to sell its wind and solar assets for C$730 million (~$537.61 million) to Canadian Utilities, an ATCO company. The acquisition includes a diversified ...
Umicore and Volkswagen’s PowerCo in €3 billion Deal for Battery Materials Production

Umicore and Volkswagen’s PowerCo in €3 Billion Deal for Battery Materials Production

Umicore, a Belgium-based circular materials technology company, and Volkswagen Group’s battery unit PowerCo have announced a joint venture with a plan to invest about €3 billion ($2.9 billion) to establish ...
Wind Industry Veteran and Suzlon Energy Founder Tulsi Tanti Passes Away

Wind Industry Veteran and Suzlon Energy Founder Tulsi Tanti Passes Away

Tulsi R Tanti, the Founder, and Chairman of wind energy company Suzlon Energy, passed away Saturday evening in Pune. Tanti was in Ahmedabad, attending a chain of meetings on the ...
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Germany's RWE Acquires Con Edison Clean Energy in $6.8 Billion Deal

Germany’s RWE Acquires Con Edison Clean Energy in $6.8 Billion Deal

Germany-based power producer RWE AG signed a purchase agreement with Con Edison to acquire all shares in Con Edison Clean Energy Businesses (CEB) for a purchase price based on an ...
Intersect Power Closes $3.1 Billion Financing for 2.2 GW Solar Plus Storage Portfolio

Intersect Power Closes $3.1 Billion Financing for 2.2 GW Solar Plus Storage Portfolio

Intersect Power, a U.S.-based renewable energy project developer, announced the closing of an aggregate of $2.4 billion of new financing and an additional $675 million against earlier commitments for developing ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar