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Gourav, Staff reporter at Mercom India More articles from Gourav.
Gourav is a staff reporter with Mercom India with over six years of experience in various roles with NewsX, The New Indian Express, IBTimes India, and U.S., Republic, and Analytics India Magazine. Gourav has a Master's in journalism from Jain University, Bengaluru. More articles from Gourav Mishra

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Imposing Import Tariffs Could Hamper Deployment of Solar Energy: Study

Imposing Import Tariffs Could Hamper Deployment of Solar Energy: Study

A globalized supply chain of solar photovoltaics (PV) helped countries save $67 billion in solar module production costs until 2020, according to a new study published by scientists from New ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
First Solar to Build its Fourth Manufacturing Facility Worth $1 Billion in the US

ADB Approves $18 Million for Bhutan’s First Utility-Scale Solar Power Project

Bhutan is set to get its first utility-scale solar photovoltaic (PV) power project, with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) approving financing of $18.26 million for its construction. The project will ...
Increased Demand for Residential Solar Systems Boost Sunnova’s Q3 Revenue by 116%

Increased Demand for Residential Solar Systems Boost Sunnova’s Q3 Revenue by 116%

U.S.-based residential solar company Sunnova posted a year-over-year (YoY) surge of 116% in revenue at $149.3 million for the third quarter (Q3) of 2022 compared to $68.9 million in Q3 ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ENGIE Acquires 6 GW Solar and Battery Storage Capacity in the US

ENGIE Acquires 6 GW Solar and Battery Storage Capacity in the US

France-based energy firm ENGIE has acquired a 6 GW portfolio of solar, paired storage, and standalone battery storage capacity from Belltown Power to add to its development pipeline in the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Texas-Based Module Maker Mission Solar Energy to Expand Production Capacity by 1 GW

Texas-Based Module Maker Mission Solar Energy to Expand Production Capacity by 1 GW

Texas-based solar modules manufacturer Mission Solar Energy has announced a 1 GW module capacity expansion plan to meet the demand for 2023 and beyond. Mission Solar’s announcement follows the passage ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Australia Budget Commits $16 Billion in Clean Energy Spending Until 2026

Australia Budget Commits $16 Billion in Clean Energy Spending Until 2026

The Australian government has committed AU$25 billion (~$16.2 billion) in clean energy spending over the next four years in the budget for 2022-23 announced recently. As part of the Powering ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
CERC Yet to Act on ISTS Charges Waiver for Open Access Solar Proposed by Ministry of Power

CERC Yet to Act on ISTS Charges Waiver for Open Access Renewables Proposed by Ministry of Power

Nearly a year after the Ministry of Power (MOP) extended the timeline and widened the scope for waiver of the interstate transmission system (ISTS) charges for renewable energy projects, the ...
More Space Between Solar Panel Rows Help Lower Module Temperatures NREL

More Space Between Solar Panel Rows Help Lower Module Temperatures: NREL

Distancing rows of solar panels apart can help maintain the module temperature, which usually increases when solar modules are exposed to direct sun for a long time leading to a ...
/ / Solar, Technology
TotalEnergies and Brazil’s CDV to Develop 12 GW of Renewable Energy Projects

TotalEnergies and Brazil’s CDV to Develop 12 GW of Renewable Energy Projects

French energy conglomerate TotalEnergies and Brazil’s renewable energy developer Casa dos Ventos (CDV) announced the creation of a joint venture to develop, build, and operate the renewable portfolio of the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
RfP Issued to Select Bidder to Develop, Maintain Solar Thermal Hybrid Systems

RfP Issued to Select Bidder to Develop, Maintain Solar Thermal Hybrid Systems

Madhya Pradesh Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (MPUVNL) has issued a Request for Proposal (RfP) to standardize rates for the design, supply, installation, commissioning, and maintenance of solar thermal hybrid systems ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Pooling Wind Power Bids a Good Idea but More Clarity Needed

Pooling Wind Power Bids a Good Idea but More Clarity Needed

The government is contemplating pooling of bids across the states to boost wind energy installations which have fallen off since 2017. Falling tariffs under the reverse auction regime have pushed ...
Tesla Records $21.5 Billion in Revenue and 2.1 GWh Energy Storage Deployments in Q3 2022

Tesla Records $21.5 Billion in Revenue and 2.1 GWh Energy Storage Deployments in Q3 2022

Tesla recorded total revenues of $21.5 billion in the third quarter (Q3) of 2022, a 57% year-over-year increase compared to $13.7 billion in Q3 2021 and a quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) leap ...
Wind Turbine Maker Suzlon's ₹2.4 Billion Rights Issue Oversubscribed

Wind Turbine Maker Suzlon’s ₹2.4 Billion Rights Issue Oversubscribed

Indian wind turbine maker Suzlon announced raising ₹12 billion (~$145.80 million) through a rights issue of 2.4 billion partly paid-up equity shares. The issue was oversubscribed 1.8 times. The equity ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Wind
US Announces $30 Million Funding for Wind Power Research

US Announces $30 Million Funding for Wind Power Research

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) has said it intends to use $30 million from the President's Bipartisan Infrastructure Law to reinforce wind energy's key role as a clean ...
/ / Renewable Energy, Wind
Baseload Capital Raises $24 Million to Bolster Geothermal Energy

Baseload Capital Raises $24 Million to Bolster Geothermal Energy

Baseload Capital, a Swedish climate investment fund, has raised $24 million to invest in geothermal energy. With a credit facility of $25 million secured from London-based Sustainable Development Capital in ...
/ / Other, Other Energy
UNSW Engineers Claim Diesel Engine Can Run on Hydrogen-Diesel Fuel Mix

UNSW Engineers Claim Diesel Engine Can Run on Hydrogen-Diesel Fuel Mix

Engineers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) have developed a dual-fuel injection system that allows a diesel engine to run on a Hydrogen-Diesel hybrid fuel with 90% hydrogen ...
/ / Biofuel, Technology
US to Lease Out Areas Off the California Coast for Offshore Wind Projects

US to Lease Out Areas Off the California Coast for Offshore Wind Projects

The U.S. government said it would hold a lease sale for areas off the West Coast for wind projects that are critical to achieving the administration’s offshore wind energy goals ...
/ / Other, Wind
TOPCon Solar Cells Achieve 22.8% Efficiency With Plasma-Aided Atomic Layer Deposition

TOPCon Solar Cells Achieve 22.8% Efficiency With Plasma-Aided Atomic Layer Deposition

Researchers from China, Australia, and Singapore recently used a tube-type industrial plasma-assisted atomic layer deposition (PEALD) method and announced a maximum power conversion efficiency of 22.8% in a 613-Watt tunnel ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Global Asset Management Firm Capital Dynamics Closes €521 Million Clean Energy Fund

Global Asset Management Firm Capital Dynamics Closes €521 Million Clean Energy Fund

Capital Dynamics, an independent global private asset management company, has closed its latest clean energy fund at €521 million (~$508 million) in capital commitments. The fund — Capital Dynamics Clean ...
Clean Energy Supply Must Double Until 2029 to Limit Temperature Rise to 1.5 Degrees: WMO

Clean Energy Supply Must Double Until 2029 to Limit Temperature Rise to 1.5 Degrees: WMO

The supply of power from renewable energy sources must double until 2029 to limit the global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius under the Paris Climate Accord, the 2022 State ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
European Commission Approves €220 Million Aid for Clean Hydrogen Production in Spain

European Commission Approves €220 Million Aid for Clean Hydrogen Production in Spain

The European Commission, under the European Union (EU) State aid rules, has approved a €220 million (~$215.3 million) Spanish measure to support Cobra Facilities & Services (COBRA) in the production ...
Transmission Infrastructure for 66.5 GW of Renewable Energy Zones to be Set up by 2022

Transmission Infrastructure for 66.5 GW of Renewable Energy Zones to be Set Up By 2022

The government is working towards setting up transmission systems for renewable energy zones with 66.5 GW of capacity by the end of 2022 to integrate non-fossil fuel energy sources with ...
/ / Grid, T&D
North America Gets First Utility-Scale Co-located Wind, Solar, Battery Storage Project

North America Gets First Utility-Scale Co-located Wind, Solar, Battery Storage Project

NextEra Energy Resources, the clean energy arm of the U.S.-based NextEra Energy, and Portland General Electric (PGE) have commissioned the first co-located utility-scale wind, solar, and battery storage-based project in ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Mumbai International Airport Switches to 100% Green Energy Sources

Mumbai International Airport Switches to 100% Green Energy Sources

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport (CSMIA) in Mumbai announced that it has completely switched to green energy sources for power consumption needs, making it one of India’s 100% sustainable airports ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Hy24 Closes €2 Billion Fund to Scale Proven Clean Hydrogen Technologies

Hy24 Closes €2 Billion Fund to Scale Proven Clean Hydrogen Technologies

Hy24, a joint venture between clean hydrogen (H2)-enabling investment company FiveT Hydrogen and global private-investment house Ardian, announced the closing of its first impact fund — Clean H2 Infra Fund ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy