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About Harsh Shukla

Harsh is a staff reporter at Mercom India. Previously with Indian Express, he has covered general interest stories. He holds a Masters Degree in Journalism from Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune. More articles from Harsh Shukla.

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Researchers Develop Efficient and Non-Toxic Tin Monosulfide Solar Cell

Researchers Develop Efficient and Non-Toxic Tin Monosulfide Solar Cell

A team of researchers at the Tohoku University, Japan, have claimed that they have created an efficient tin monosulfide (SnS) solar cell that can help promote affordable and clean energy ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Startups Expand Their Footprint in India’s EV Market_ Interview

Startups Expand Their Footprint in India’s EV Market: Interview

The electric vehicle (EV) sector in India expects high growth in the current year on the back of robust funding received by EV companies in 2020. Companies believe that demand ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up: ReNew Power Commissions a 300 MW Wind Project in Gujarat

Daily News Wrap-Up: ReNew Power Commissions a 300 MW Wind Project in Gujarat

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ReNew Power has commissioned a 300 MW of wind power project in Kutch, Gujarat. The project was ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Australia Added 2.8 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 2020

Australia Added 2.8 GW of Rooftop Solar Capacity in 2020

Australia installed 2.8 GW of rooftop solar capacity in 2020, a 33% increase compared to 2.1 GW in 2019, according to data released by the country’s Clean Energy Regulator (CER) ...
/ / Rooftop, Solar
Module Supplier Canadian Solar Reports 8.6% Rise in Net Revenue in 2020

Module Supplier Canadian Solar Reports 8.6% Rise in Net Revenue in 2020

Canadian Solar, a Canada-based solar module manufacturer, reported an 8.6% increase in net revenue with $3.47 billion in 2020 compared to $3.20 billion in 2019 owing to a 32% annual ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Meyer Burger Reports a Net Loss of CHF 64.47 Million in 2020

Meyer Burger Reports a Net Loss of CHF 64.47 Million in 2020

Meyer Burger, a Switzerland-based engineering company, has unveiled its plans to enter the U.S. solar market, intending to start solar cell sales in the second half of 2021. In June, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
ReNew Power

Post IPO, ReNew Power Plans Over 18 GW of Renewables by 2025

ReNew Power, an India-based independent power producer, has plans to build a pipeline of around 18-19 GW of renewable capacity by the end of the financial year (FY) 2025, Sumant ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up: Sembcorp Awarded 60 MW Rooftop Solar Project in Singapore

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sembcorp Awarded 60 MW Rooftop Solar Project in Singapore

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sembcorp Industries said that its wholly-owned subsidiary Sembcorp Solar Singapore has been awarded a 60 MW solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Researchers Develop Method To Enhance Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers Develop Method to Enhance Efficiency of Perovskite Solar Cells

Researchers at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, have claimed that they have developed a new method to increase perovskite solar cells' efficiency by utilizing ions. The ...
/ / Solar, Technology
Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturer Northvolt Acquires Cuberg

Lithium-Ion Battery Manufacturer Northvolt Acquires Cuberg

Northvolt, a Sweden-based lithium-ion battery manufacturer, has acquired Cuberg, a U.S.-based battery technology company delivering lithium metal cells produced on existing lithium-ion manufacturing lines for electromobility solutions. Cuberg, spun out ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Rosatom to Acquire 49% Stake in South Korean Energy Storage Company

Daily News Wrap-Up: Rosatom to Acquire 49% Stake in South Korean Energy Storage Company

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: RENERA, an energy storage business arm of Rosatom, has signed an agreement to acquire a 49% share ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Tracking Company Array Technologies’ Net Profit Jumps 49% in 2020

Solar Tracking Company Array Technologies’ Net Profit Jumps 49% in 2020

Array Technologies, a U.S.-based solar tracking systems manufacturer, has reported a 49% increase in net profit with $59.07 million in 2020 from $39.74 million in 2019, despite a $9.77 million ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Total Bags a 50 MW Solar Project in French Energy Commission Auction

Daily News Wrap-Up: Total Bags a 50 MW Solar Project in French Energy Commission Auction

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from across the world: Total has said that its France-based renewable energy subsidiary Total Quadran was awarded 50 MW of solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Nexamp Secures $440 Million Loan for its 380 MW Solar and Storage Portfolio

Nexamp Secures $440 Million Loan for its 380 MW Solar and Storage Portfolio

Nexamp, a U.S.-based solar energy company, has secured a $440 million senior secured credit facility for its 380 MW of solar and storage portfolio that spreads across five states and ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Committee on Energy Asks For Single Window Clearance for Rooftop Solar Projects

Committee on Energy Asks For Single Window Clearance for Rooftop Solar Projects

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Energy has said that the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) will find it difficult to install 175 GW of renewable energy capacity by ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani Green Commissions a 100 MW Wind Project in Gujarat

Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani Green Commissions a 100 MW Wind Project in Gujarat

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Adani Wind Energy Kutch Three, a subsidiary of Adani Green Energy, has commissioned a 100 MW wind ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
IndiGrid To Acquire Transmission Project from Sterlite Power for ₹46.25 Billion

IndiGrid To Acquire Transmission Project from Sterlite Power for ₹46.25 Billion

Infrastructure investment trust IndiGrid has signed a share purchase agreement to acquire NER–II transmission project from Sterlite Power for about ₹46.25 billion (~$632.9 million). The acquisition would increase IndiGrid's assets ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Distribution Companies Must Honor Power Purchase Agreements: Mercom Webinar

Distribution Companies Must Honor Power Purchase Agreements: Mercom Webinar

Mercom India hosted a webinar to discuss the key takeaways from the Indian Solar market in 2020 and the outlook for 2021. N.L. Sharma, Chairman and Managing Director of SJVN, ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Sangam Renewables Commissions a 16 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sangam Renewables Commissions a 16 MW Solar Project in Maharashtra

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sangam Renewables, in a BSE filing, said its subsidiary Waacox Energy has commissioned a 16 MW mounted-solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Renewables Portfolio Standard Policy Has Driven 45% of Capacity Addition in the U.S.

Renewables Portfolio Standard Policy Has Driven 45% of Capacity Addition in the U.S.

The non-hydro power renewable energy generation has advanced by 402 TWh since 2000 in the U.S., of which 189 TWh or 45% of overall growth is because of Renewables Portfolio ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Asia-Pacific Markets Are Most Challenging for Corporates to Shift to 100% Clean Energy

Asia-Pacific Markets are Most Challenging for Corporates to Shift to 100% Clean Energy

Asia-Pacific markets are among the most challenging in the world for global companies to switch to 100% renewable energy, RE100 said in a new report. RE100 is an initiative led ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Researchers Develop High-Performance Lithium-Sulfur Battery

Researchers Develop High-Performance Lithium-Sulfur Battery

Researchers at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea, have identified a new catalyst material that can enhance lithium-sulfur batteries' performance and durability. The researchers said the lithium-sulfur ...
Daily News Wrap-Up: Yinson to Develop a 190 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project in Rajasthan

Daily News Wrap-Up: Yinson to Develop a 190 MW Grid-Connected Solar Project in Rajasthan

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Yinson said that its subsidiary Rising Sun Energy has received a Letter of Award from NTPC to ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Glass Manufacturer Xinyi Solar's Profit Jumps 79% in 2020

Solar Glass Manufacturer Xinyi Solar’s Profit Jumps 79% in 2020

Xinyi Solar, a China-based solar glass manufacturer and project developer, has announced a 79.52% increase in its net profit to HK$ 5.023 billion (~$647.46 million) in 2020 from HK$2.798 billion ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Mercom’s Webinar_ Performance of Indian Solar Market in 2020 and Outlook for 2021

Mercom’s Webinar: Performance of Indian Solar Market in 2020 and Outlook for 2021

The solar industry kicked off 2020 with great expectations, but the COVID-19 pandemic adversely affected the sector as activity in the industry ground to a halt due to the nationwide ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar