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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.

harsh@mercomindia.com

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Daily News Wrap-Up_ ACCIONA and Enagas Launch a Green Hydrogen Project in Spain

Daily News Wrap-Up: ACCIONA and Enagas Launch a Green Hydrogen Project in Spain

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Technical Fibre Products has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire PV3 Technologies, a developer and manufacturer ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Tigo Energy Secures $20 Million From Energy Growth Momentum in Funding

Smart Solar Module Technology Provider Tigo Energy Secures $20 Million in Funding

Tigo Energy, a U.S.-based smart solar module technology provider, has secured a $20 million investment in the latest funding round led by Energy Growth Momentum, a U.K.-based investment firm. The ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
French Oil and Gas Major Total to Acquire 20% Stake in Adani Green

French Oil and Gas Major Total to Acquire 20% Stake in Adani Green for $2.5 Billion

Total, a French oil and gas major, has acquired a 20% minority interest in Adani Green Energy (AGEL)  from Adani Group. The two partners agreed to the acquisition of a ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Naturgy Enters the US Renewable Energy Market with Acquisition of Hamel Renewables

Naturgy Enters the US Renewable Energy Market with Acquisition of Hamel Renewables

Naturgy, a Spain-based gas and energy utility company, has entered into the U.S. renewable energy market by acquiring a U.S.-based solar and storage development platform Hamel Renewables. The acquisition incorporates ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Total, 174 Power Global to Develop 1.6 GW of Solar Projects

Daily News Wrap-Up: Total, 174 Power Global to Develop 1.6 GW of Solar Projects

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Total and 174 Power Global have signed an agreement to form a 50-50 joint venture to develop ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Wartsila and Fluence to Supply 1 GW of Grid-Scale Battery Storage to AGL in Australia

Wartsila and Fluence to Supply 1 GW of Grid-Scale Battery Storage to AGL in Australia

AGL Energy, an Australia-based energy company, has signed non-exclusive framework agreements with energy storage technology companies Wartsila and Fluence to supply up to 1 GW of grid-scale battery storage. AGL ...
/ / Energy Storage, Large Scale
€5 Million Awarded to Study Feasibility of Offshore Green Hydrogen Production

€5 Million Awarded to Study Feasibility of Offshore Green Hydrogen Production

The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2 Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership of the European Commission, has awarded €5 million (~$6.08 million) in funding to a consortium to explore the feasibility ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV’s New Record Efficiency of 29.52% for Perovskite Silicon Tandem Solar Cells

Oxford PV, an Oxford University spin-off company, announced a new record efficiency of 29.52% for its perovskite silicon tandem solar cell. This record efficiency has been certified by the National ...
/ / Solar, Technology
US Clean Energy Industry Lost 429,300 Jobs Since February 2020 Due to COVID-19

US Clean Energy Industry Lost 429,300 Jobs Since February 2020 Due to COVID-19

The US clean energy industry ended last year with the lowest number of workers since 2015 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a recent report by ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Solar Sector Sees Broad-based Recovery, Funding Rises by 24% in 2020

Solar Sector Sees Broad-based Recovery, Funding Rises by 24% in 2020

The global corporate funding into the solar sector - including venture capital (VC), private equity (PE), debt financing, and public market financing - increased 24% to $14.5 billion in 2020 ...
Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

Banking Charges, Ambiguity on Net Metering Rules Major Glitches in Gujarat Solar Policy

The solar industry believes the Gujarat government's new solar policy is a mixed bag of positive and negative initiatives for the sector. The Gujarat government announced the new 'Gujarat Solar ...
Daily News Wrap-Up_ TresMoto a Smart EV Startup Backed by Shell Raises Seed Funding

Daily News Wrap-Up: Bengaluru-based Smart EV Startup TresMoto Raises Seed Funding

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Jinko Solar, a solar module manufacturer, claims to have achieved a record conversion efficiency of 23.01% for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Hybrid Solar Solutions Provider Daystar Power Secures $38 Million in Series B Funding

Hybrid Solar Solutions Provider Daystar Power Secures $38 Million in Series B Funding

Daystar Power, a Nigeria-based hybrid solar power solutions provider, has secured $38 million in a Series B financing round. Denmark's Investment Fund for Developing Countries (IFU) led the funding round, ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Belectric's US Solar Operations and Maintenance Business Acquired by CAMS

Belectric’s US Solar Operations and Maintenance Business Acquired by CAMS

US-based Consolidated Asset Management Services (CAMS) has acquired Belectric's US solar operations and maintenance (O&M) business, including its 141 operating sites across 11 states. With this acquisition, the company continues ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ US EIA Expects 19.5 GW of Solar Additions in 2021

Daily News Wrap-Up: US EIA Expects 19.5 GW of Solar Additions in 2021

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Qair, a France-based independent power producer, has completed applications to obtain permits for 500 MW of solar ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Adani Green Commissions a 25 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Daily News Wrap-Up: Adani Green Commissions a 25 MW Solar Project in Uttar Pradesh

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Adani Solar Energy Chitrakoot One, a step-down subsidiary of Adani Green Energy, has commissioned a 25 MW ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

Eden Renewables, SoftBank to Build Transmission Lines For 600 MW Solar Projects in Rajasthan

The Central Electricity Authority (CEA) has provided approval to special purpose vehicles of Eden Renewables and SoftBank Energy to construct transmission lines for 300 MW of solar projects each in ...
/ / Grid, T&D
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Sungrow’s Cumulative Inverter Shipment to India Crosses 7 GW

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sungrow’s Cumulative Inverter Shipment to India Crosses 7 GW

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sembcorp Energy India, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sembcorp Industries, has secured a 400 MW solar project. The ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
SK Group, Plug Power to Form Joint Venture to Enhance Footprint in Asian Hydrogen Market

SK Group, Plug Power to Form Joint Venture to Enhance Footprint in Asian Hydrogen Market

US-based hydrogen fuel cell provider Plug Power has announced that it is forming a strategic partnership with South Korean conglomerate SK Group to enhance its footprints in the Asian hydrogen ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Total Solar Completes a 1 MW Solar Carport Project in Chennai

Daily News Wrap-Up: Total Solar Completes a 1 MW Solar Carport Project in Chennai

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Total Solar Distributed Generation, a division of Total, has completed a 1 MW solar project at Renault ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Electric Two-Wheeler Sales Decline By 5.46% in 2020

Electric Two-Wheeler Sales Decline By 5.46% in 2020

The sale of electric two-wheelers (E-2W) in India stood at 25,735 in 2020, a 5.46% decline compared to 27,224 in 2019, the Society of Manufacturers of Electric Vehicles (SMEV) has ...
/ / Electric Vehicles, Grid
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Jinko Claims 24.9% Efficiency for N-type Monocrystalline Solar Cell

Daily News Wrap-Up: Jinko Claims 24.9% Efficiency for N-type Monocrystalline Solar Cell

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Jinko Solar, a solar module manufacturer, claims to have achieved a record conversion efficiency of 24.90% for ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
ITC Aims to Become Carbon Neutral by 2030

ITC Aims to Meet its Entire Energy Needs from Renewable Sources by 2030

ITC, an Indian multi-business conglomerate, aims to meet 100% of its entire energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. It aims to achieve a 50% reduction in specific emissions and ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Morocco Issues Tender for 400 MW of Solar Projects

Morocco Issues Tender for 400 MW of Solar Projects

The Moroccan Agency for Sustainable Energy (Masen) has issued a tender to develop 400 MW of solar projects as a part of its Noor PV-II multi-site program. The last date ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Israel Allocates 608.95 MW of Solar Projects to Seven Bidders

Israel Allocates 608.95 MW of Solar Projects to Seven Bidders

Israel’s Electricity Authority has allocated 608.95 MW of solar projects to seven bidders in the country’s second solar tender for a tariff of 0.1745 Israeli Shekel (~$0.054)/kWh. The tariff was ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions