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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_ Sungrow to Supply its Inverters for a 90 MW Solar Project in Germany

Daily News Wrap-Up: Sungrow to Supply its Inverters for a 90 MW Solar Project in Germany

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Sungrow, a global inverter solution supplier for renewables, has secured a contract to supply inverters to Enerparc’s ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
The Netherlands Asked to Pay €659 Million for Not Imposing Duties on Solar Imports

The Netherlands Asked to Pay €659 Million for Not Imposing Duties on Solar Imports

The European Commission (EC) has asked the Netherlands to pay €659 million (~$798.6 million) to the European Union for not imposing anti-dumping and countervailing duties on solar panels imported from ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
ADB Approves $430 Million to Upgrade Uttar Pradesh’s Power Distribution Network

ADB Approves $430 Million to Upgrade Uttar Pradesh’s Power Distribution Network

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) announced that it approved a $430 million multi-tranche financing facility (MFF) to improve the reliability and quality of power supply in Uttar Pradesh. The funding ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-up_ Sterling & Wilson Takes Over 200 MW Egypt Solar Project After Mahindra

Daily News Wrap-up: Sterling & Wilson Takes Over 200 MW Egypt Solar Project After Mahindra

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: ACWA Power, a Saudi Arabia-based independent power producer, has selected Sterling and Wilson to develop the 200 ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
IFC to Help Egyptian Farmers Switch to Solar Irrigation Systems

IFC to Help Egyptian Farmers Switch to Solar Irrigation Systems

The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, announced that it has joined hands with the Agriculture Bank of Egpyt (ABE) to help Egyptian farmers access ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Gujarat-Based Solar Monitoring and Analytics Platform Prescinto Raises Seed Funding

Gujarat-Based Solar Monitoring and Analytics Platform Prescinto Raises Seed Funding

Solar monitoring and analytics platform Prescinto announced that it raised an undisclosed amount in seed funding from Venture Catalysts, an integrated incubator for startups. According to its press statement, angel ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Array Technologies Signs Supply Deal for 1 GW of Solar Trackers

Daily News Wrap-Up: Array Technologies Signs Supply Deal for 1 GW of Solar Trackers

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Array Technologies has entered into an agreement with RP Construction Services (RPCS) to supply 1 GW of ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
US-Based Solar Software Developer Aurora Raises $50 Million

US-Based Solar Software Developer Aurora Raises $50 Million

Aurora Solar, a U.S.-based solar software company, announced that it raised $50 million in Series B funding led by ICONIQ Capital. With this funding, the company has received over $70 ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
AIIB’s $100 Million Funding to Provide Loans to Small & Medium Renewable Companies

AIIB’s $100 Million Funding to Provide Loans to Small & Medium Renewable Companies

The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) approved a $100 million funding for the ADM Capital Elkhorn Emerging Asia Renewable Energy Fund. The ADM Capital Elkhorn Emerging Asia Renewable Energy Fund ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Germany’s Solar Installations up 12% With 421 MW of Solar Added in October 2020

Germany’s Solar Installations up 12% With 421 MW of Solar Added in October 2020

Germany added 421 MW of solar photovoltaic installations in October 2020, a 12% increase compared to 376 MW added in October 2019, according to the latest data from Federal Network ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ UK Adds 14.3 MW of Solar Capacity in October

Daily News Wrap-Up: UK Adds 14.3 MW of Solar Capacity in October

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The United Kingdom added 14.3 MW of solar capacity in October 2020, according to the latest data ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Singapore’s Solar Developer BlueLeaf Enters India with Majority Stake in Vibrant Energy

Singapore’s Solar Developer BlueLeaf Enters India with Majority Stake in Vibrant Energy

Blueleaf Energy, a Singapore-based renewable energy company, announced that it acquired a majority stake in an Indian clean energy solutions provider, Vibrate Energy Holdings, from ATN International. Blueleaf Energy specializes ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Investor Map Launched for Investment in India's Opportunity Areas

Daily News Wrap-Up: Investor Map Launched for Investment in India’s Opportunity Areas

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Advanticsys has delivered its first wireless monitoring solution for a 4 MW floating solar facility in Andhra ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Plug Power Raises $1 Billion to Develop Green Hydrogen Network in the US

Plug Power Raises $1 Billion to Develop Green Hydrogen Network in the US

Plug Power, a U.S.-based provider of hydrogen engines and fueling solutions enabling e-mobility, announced that it raised around $1 billion in one of the largest bought equity deals in the ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Beer Maker Carlsberg Helps Provide Clean Drinking Water in Sunderbans Using Solar Power

Beer Maker Carlsberg Helps Provide Clean Drinking Water in Sunderbans Using Solar Power

Carlsberg Group, a Denmark-based multination brewer, announced that it has joined hands with Desolenator, a water purification technology provider, to provide clean drinking water for a town with a population ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Adani Solar’s Mundra Unit to Expand its Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity by 2 GW

Adani Solar’s Mundra Unit to Expand its Cell and Module Manufacturing Capacity by 2 GW

Adani Solar plans to expand its cell and module manufacturing facility with an additional capacity building of 2 GW. “The new capacity will come online in 2021. The proposed capacity ...
/ / Modules, Solar
Battery Company Exide Increases its Stake to 80.15% in Energy Storage Subsidiary

Battery Company Exide Increases its Stake to 80.15% in Energy Storage Subsidiary

Exide Industries Limited, an Indian battery manufacturer, said that it invested ₹331.7 million (~$4.49 million) in its subsidiary Exide Leclanche Energy Private Limited by way of subscription of the subsidiary’s ...
/ / Finance and M&A, Other
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Vestas Sets Up Venture to Invest in Sustainability Startups

Daily News Wrap-Up: Vestas Sets Up Venture to Invest in Sustainability Startups

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Trina Solar and its eight subsidiaries have signed the procurement contract for photovoltaic glass with Changzhou Almaden ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Other
Sri Lanka Seeks Consultants to Study Feasibility of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Sri Lanka Seeks Consultants to Study Feasibility of Rooftop Solar on Government Buildings

Sri Lanka Sustainable Energy Authority (SLSEA) has issued a tender notice for hiring consultants to carry out a pre-feasibility study to implement rooftop solar systems on government buildings. The last ...
/ / Solar, Tenders & Auctions
Daily News Wrap-Up_ ADB Approves $600 Million Loan to Indonesia for Renewables

Daily News Wrap-Up: ADB Approves $600 Million Loan to Indonesia for Renewables

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Royal DSM announced the launch of the all-purpose Endurance Backsheet D15. The newly launched Endurance Backsheet protects ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
France's Cumulative Solar Installations Crosses 10 GW Milestone

France’s Cumulative Solar Installations Crosses 10 GW Milestone

According to the latest data released by the French Renewable Energy Trade Association (SER), France's total installed solar photovoltaic capacity crossed the 10 GW milestone in September 2020. The newly ...
/ / Markets & Policy, Solar
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Indian Oil's Proof of Concept Allows EV Charging Using Solar

Daily News Wrap-Up: Indian Oil’s Proof of Concept Allows EV Charging Using Solar

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: The Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, emphasized the importance of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy
Zinc Battery Manufacturer Eos Energy Storage Lists on Nasdaq

Zinc Battery Manufacturer Eos Energy Storage Lists on Nasdaq

Eos Energy Storage, a United States-based zinc-battery storage system manufacturer, has gone public on the Nasdaq Capital Market in a rare battery energy storage listing. The company announced that it ...
European Commission Plans to Expand Offshore Wind Capacity to 300 GW by 2050

European Commission Plans to Expand Offshore Wind Capacity to 300 GW by 2050

The European Commission (EC) has unveiled a strategy to help achieve the European Union’s (EU) climate neutrality target by 2050. The plan suggests increasing Europe’s offshore wind capacity up to ...
/ / Other, Wind
Daily News Wrap-Up_ Voltalia to Develop a 49.9 MW Solar Project to Supply Power to London

Daily News Wrap-Up: Voltalia to Develop a 49.9 MW Solar Project to Supply Power to London

Here are some noteworthy cleantech announcements of the day from around the world: Voltalia, a global renewable energy company, said it would develop a 49.9 MW solar facility to supply ...
/ / Other, Renewable Energy