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Researchers in Spain Find New Way to Cool Solar Panels to Improve Efficiency

Researchers in Spain Find New Way to Cool Solar Panels to Improve Efficiency

A team of researchers at the University of Alcala in Spain has claimed that a temperature reduction in solar modules by up to 20ºC can enhance the net system efficiency ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Army Partners with Tata Power to Set Up EV Charging Points

Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Army Partners with Tata Power to Set Up EV Charging Points

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Indian Army collaborated with Tata Power through its ‘Go-Green Initiative’ to set up 16 electric vehicle ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: O&M Tender Issued for 3.6 MW of Solar with Battery Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: O&M Tender Issued for 3.6 MW of Solar with Battery Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world. Uttar Pradesh Agricultural Produce Board (Mandi Parishad) has issued a tender inviting bids for the operation and ...
Tender Issued to Install and Maintain Rooftop Solar Systems in West Bengal and Jharkhand

Tender Issued to Install and Maintain Rooftop Solar Systems in West Bengal and Jharkhand

Eastern Coalfields (ECL), a subsidiary of Coal India, has invited bids to design, install, and commission 816 kW of grid-connected rooftop solar systems and also provide operation and maintenance (O&M) ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: DEWA Solar Park's Fifth Phase Adds 300 MW of Capacity

Daily News Wrap-Up: DEWA Solar Park’s Fifth Phase Adds 300 MW of Capacity

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) added 300 MW of clean energy production capacity to the fifth ...
NextEra’s Clean Energy Business Records Net Income of $729 Million in Q3 2022

NextEra’s Clean Energy Business Records Net Income of $729 Million in Q3 2022

The U.S.-based energy company NextEra Energy reported a third-quarter (Q3) net income of $1.68 billion, a year-over-year increase of 13.49 % compared to $1.48 billion in Q3 2021. The quarterly increase was ...
Bids Invited for Developing 9.7 MW Rooftop Solar Projects in Odisha

Bids Invited for Developing 9.7 MW Rooftop Solar Projects in Odisha

The Odisha Renewable Energy Development Agency (OREDA) has invited a request for proposal (RfP) to develop 9.71 MW of rooftop solar projects on government buildings in Odisha. The bids are ...
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 ...